re·​seed | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈsēd How to pronounce reseed (audio) \
reseeded; reseeding; reseeds

Definition of reseed

transitive verb

1 : to sow seed on again or anew
2 : to maintain (itself) by self-sown seed

intransitive verb

: to maintain itself by self-sown seed

Examples of reseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As for the update to the playoff format, every playoff series will be a best-of-seven after the initial qualifying round and teams will be reseeded throughout if the league is able to return with its 24-team plan this summer. Dallas News, "NHL finalizes playoff format, announces Phase 2 of return will start June 8," 5 June 2020 The Service Department is reseeding some of those areas with the hopes that coarse grass will help hold in some of the water during a future storm. Laura Bednar, cleveland, "Independence responds to recent flooding throughout city," 18 Apr. 2020 Just before the leaves start to fall, reseed with a sustainable perennial. Popular Science, "Grass isn’t always greener—here’s what to plant instead," 23 Apr. 2019 However, unfortunately, bittercress reseeds itself enthusiastically. oregonlive, "Ask an expert: Sure, it’s a weed, but it’s edible, easy to pull," 1 Mar. 2020 The winners from Thursday will advance to play against the conference's automatic qualifiers and those respective tournament brackets will be reseeded on Friday. Dana Scott, azcentral, "AIA reveals high school girls winter soccer state championship tournament 'play-in' games," 11 Feb. 2020 But some scientists and forestry experts doubt that reseeding and other intervention efforts can match the scope of the destruction. Anchorage Daily News, "Fires set stage for irreversible forest losses in Australia," 19 Jan. 2020 After the second round of the playoffs, the final four remaining teams would be reseeded based on their regular-season records, meaning that the NBA Finals would not necessarily pit teams from different conferences against each other. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "NBA sends teams proposal for 78-game regular season, in-season tournament for 2021-22 season," 21 Dec. 2019 One major change would be reseeding the four conference finalists in the playoffs. Tom Orsborn,, "Lonnie Walker IV eager to bring ‘joy, laughter’ to needy this Thanksgiving," 25 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of reseed

1861, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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10 Jun 2020

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“Reseed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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