(Sem"i*nal) n. A seed. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
(Sem`i*nal"i*ty) n. The quality or state of being seminal. Sir T. Browne.
(Sem`i*na"ri*an Sem"i*na*rist) n. [Cf. F. séminariste.] A member of, or one educated in, a
seminary; specifically, an ecclesiastic educated for the priesthood in a seminary.
(Sem"i*na*ry) n.; pl. Seminaries [L. seminarium, fr. seminarius belonging to seed, fr. semon,
seminis, seed. See Seminal.]
1. A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat.
But if you draw them [seedling] only for the thinning of your seminary, prick them into some empty beds.Evelyn.
2. Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced. [Obs.] Woodward.
3. A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university.
4. Seminal state. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.
5. Fig.: A seed bed; a source. [Obs.] Harvey.
6. A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Sem"i*na*ry), a. [L. seminarius.] Belonging to seed; seminal. [R.]
(Sem"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Seminating.] [L. seminatus,
p. p. of seminare to sow, fr. semen, seminis, seed.] To sow; to spread; to propagate. [R.] Waterhouse.
(Sem`i*na"tion) n. [L. seminatio: cf. F. sémination.]
1. The act of sowing or spreading. [R.]
2. (Bot.) Natural dispersion of seeds. Martyn.
(Sem"ined) a. [See Semen.] Thickly covered or sown, as with seeds. [Obs.] B. Jonson.
(Sem`i*nif"er*ous) a. [L. semen, semenis, seed -ferous.] (Biol.) Seed-bearing; producing
seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.
(Sem`i*nif"ic Sem`i*nif"ic*al) a. [L. semen, seminis, seed + facere to make.] (Biol.) Forming
or producing seed, or the male generative product of animals or of plants.