from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A school, especially a theological school for the training of priests, ministers, or rabbis.
- n. A school of higher education, especially a private school for girls.
- n. A place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A theological school for the training of rabbis, priests, or ministers.
- n. A private residential school for girls.
- n. A class of religious education for youths ages 14–18 that accompanies normal secular education.
- adj. Of or relating to seed; seminal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat.
- n. Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced.
- n. A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university.
- n. Seminal state.
- n. Fig.: A seed bed; a source.
- n. A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist.
- adj. Belonging to seed; seminal.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to seed or semen; seminal.
- Of or pertaining to a seminary (def. II., 3): said of a Roman Catholic priest.
- Of or pertaining to a seminary (def. II., 5): as, a seminary course.
- n. A seed-plot; ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery: now only in figurative use.
- n. Figuratively The original place or original stock whence anything is brought.
- n. A place of education; any school, academy, college, or university in which persons (especially the young) are instructed in the several branches of learning which may qualify them for their future employments; specifically, a school for the education of men for the priesthood or ministry.
- n. A seminary priest; a Roman Catholic priest educated in a seminary, especially a foreign one; a seminarist.
- n. In some universities and institutions, a group of advanced students pursuing some branch by real research, the writing of theses, etc.; also, the course of study engaged in by such students; a seminary course: imitated from German use. Also seminar.
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- n. a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis
- n. a private place of education for the young
Middle English, seed plot, from Latin sēminārium, from sēminārius, of seed, from sēmen, sēmin-, seed; see sē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin sēminārium, from sēmen ("seed"). Compare seminar. (Wiktionary)