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.

[Obs.]

Mortimer.

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.

 

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Sem"i*na*ry, a. [L. seminarius.]

Belonging to seed; seminal.

[R.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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