Ariel vs Seed - What's the difference?

ariel | seed |

As nouns the difference between ariel and seed

is that ariel is while seed is (senseid)(countable) a fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.

As a verb seed is

to plant or sow an area with seeds.



Alternative forms

* Arielle (for female name only)

Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • (biblical) A name for the city of Jerusalem.
  • * :
  • Woe to Ariel', to ' Ariel , the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year; let them kill sacrifices.
  • , also ascribed to spirits and angels in English literature.
  • * :
  • Then sent I for Eliezer, for Ariel , for Shemaiah, and for Elnathan, and for Jarib, and for Elnathan, and for Nathan, and for Zechariah, and for Meshullam, chief men; also for Joiarib, and for Elnathan, men of understanding.
  • * :Scene 2:
  • All hail, great master! grave sir, hail! I come / To answer thy best pleasure; be't to fly, / To swim, to dive into the fire, to ride / On the curl'd clouds; to thy strong bidding task / Ariel and all his quality.
  • * 1667 :
  • Nor stood unmindful Abdiel to annoy / The Atheist crew, but with redoubl’d blow / Ariel and Arioc, and the violence / Of Ramiel scorcht and blasted overthrew.
  • * 1714 :
  • Of these am I, who thy Protection claim, / A watchful Sprite, and Ariel is my Name.
  • * 1979 , With Child , Crowell, ISBN 0690018355, page 121:
  • You don't look like a Daniel (your pre-chosen name). There's something fierce and tawny about you. You're the Lion! You're Ariel : God's Lion. You'll be my father Leon's namesake — and for your father, you'll have a Hebrew name.
    I dub thee Ariel , faery spirit of my tempest. You'll be my Jerusalem...
  • , used mainly since the 1980s.
  • * 1992 Kristina Logan, The Right Man for Loving , Thorndike Press, ISBN 1560545380, page 190:
  • "I'm going to name her Ariel ," Laura said, ignoring them completely as she stared down at the baby. "The boys like the name because it's the same as the girl in the Little Mermaid movie. And I like it, because it's pretty."
  • (astronomy) Name of the twelfth and brightest moon of the planet Uranus.
  • Derived terms

    * Arielian ----




    (wikipedia seed)
  • (senseid)(countable) A fertilized grain, initially encased in a fruit, which may grow into a mature plant.
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  • (countable, botany) A fertilized ovule, containing an embryonic plant.
  • (uncountable) An amount of fertilized grain that cannot be readily counted.
  • (uncountable) Semen.
  • (countable) A precursor.
  • (countable) The initial state, condition or position of a changing, growing or developing process; the ultimate precursor in a defined chain of precursors.
  • # The initial position of a competitor or team in a tournament. (seed position)
  • The team with the best regular season record receives the top seed in the conference tournament.
  • # The competitor or team occupying a given seed. (seed position)
  • The rookie was a surprising top seed .
  • # Initialization state of a . (seed number)
  • If you use the same seed you will get exactly the same pattern of numbers.
  • # Commercial message in a creative format placed on relevant sites on the Internet. (seed idea or seed message)
  • The latest seed has attracted a lot of users in our online community.
  • Offspring, descendants, progeny.
  • the seed of Abraham
  • * 1590 , , II.x:
  • Next him king Leyr in happie peace long raind, / But had no issue male him to succeed, / But three faire daughters, which were well vptraind, / In all that seemed fit for kingly seed
  • Race; generation; birth.
  • * Waller
  • Of mortal seed they were not held.

    Usage notes

    The common use of seed differs from the botanical use. The “seeds” of sunflowers are botanically fruits.

    Derived terms

    * crack seed * go to seed * seedcake * seedling * seed potato * seedy * spill one's seed


    (en verb)
  • To plant or sow an area with seeds.
  • I seeded my lawn with bluegrass.
  • To cover thinly with something scattered; to ornament with seedlike decorations.
  • * Ben Jonson
  • a sable mantle seeded with waking eyes
  • To start; to provide, assign or determine the initial resources for, position of, state of.
  • A venture capitalist seeds young companies.
    The tournament coordinator will seed the starting lineup with the best competitors from the qualifying round.
    The programmer seeded fresh, uncorrupted data into the database before running unit tests.
  • (sports, games) To allocate a seeding to a competitor.
  • To be able to compete (especially in a quarter-final/semi-final/final).
  • The tennis player seeded into the quarters.
  • To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.
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