late; contemplate, ruminate, muse, meditate; cogitate, ponder, brood over, run over, mull over, turn over, chew over; direct the mind to, occupy oneself with, have in mind, give thought to, wonder about.
11. see about a. investigate, inquire about or into, ask about, probe, look into, make inquiries of.
b. take care of, see to, attend to, look to, advert to; mind, pay attention, give attention to, pay mind to, give a thought to, give heed to; devote oneself to, trouble one's head about, give oneself up to.
12. see through a. last, remain, stay to the end, stay to the very or bitter end, see out, ride out; persevere, persist, never say die, stick out, keep at, Inf. hang in; make, survive, manage, take.
b. detect, see the inside of, catch on to, see what is really there; penetrate, see [s.o.'s] true colors, have [s.o.'s] number, be wise to, SI. be hip to, SI. be hep to, be on to, know what one is about. -interj. 13. look, lo, behold, lo and behold, Inf. looky, Latin, ecce; attention, look here, Russian, vnimanya.
14. I told you so, so there, what did I tell you; am I right, see what I mean, put that in your pipe and smoke it.
see2, n. 1. Eccles. (of a bishop) diocese, jurisdiction, district, province, territory, episcopate; cathedral, seat, office, authority, miter, chair, cathedra; benefice, Brit, incumbency; bishopric, episcopacy, prelacy, prelateship, archbishopric, cardinalship.
2. papacy, pontificate, Holy See, See of Rome, the Vatican, the Papal See, the Apostolic See, the See of Peter.
seed, n. 1. Bot. ovule, Bot. embryo, Embryol. germ, Bot. ovum; tuber, bulb, Bot. corm.
2. sperm, spermatic fluid, semen, spermatozoa, milt; egg, gamete, germ cell; zygote, fertilized egg, spawn, roe.
3. germ, source, root, origin, cause, provocation; basis, grounds, reason, motive, motivation, motivating factor.
4. progeny, descendants, offspring, offshoots, issue, posterity, scions; successors, heirs, heirs apparent; lineage, succession, progeniture, younger or rising generation; family, children, Inf. kids, sons, daughters, brood; young, spawn, litter, fry; (all of animals) kids, calves, lambs, whelps, foals, cubs, pups, puppies, kittens, kitties, chicks, chickens; (all of plants) shoots, offsets, Bot. runners, Bot. stolons, stems, sprouts, sprigs, plantlets, slips, cuttings.
-v. 5. (all of seeds) scatter, sow, distribute; plant, put in, set in, place in, inset, bury,
seedy, adj. 1. seed-filled, full of seeds.
2. poorly kept, run-down, broken-down, shabby, scruffy; mean, squalid, mangy, wretched, sorry, abject, miserable.
3. shabbily dressed, down-at-heel, unkempt, uncombed, disheveled, messy, untidy, slipshod, sloppy, slovenly; dowdy, frumpy, drab, unattractive.
4. run-down, under the weather, worn-out, drained, tired, wearied, exhausted; ailing, bad, poor, poorly, ill, sick.
5. disreputable, degraded, shoddy, sleazy, Inf nogood, SI. crummy, cheap, SI. lousy.
seek, v. 1. search, look for, pursue, quest, hunt for, go for, follow the trail of; look around for, cast around for, poke around for, probe for, fish for; nose out, ferret out, track down, follow up on; ransack, rummage, check out, leave no stone unturned, scour; follow the trace of, scout out, sniff out; dig for, delve for.