Definitions of seminary

  1. a theological school for training ministers or priests or rabbis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a private place of education for the young Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation; a nursery; a seed plat. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Hence, the place or original stock whence anything is brought or produced. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place of education, as a scool of a high grade, an academy, college, or university. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Seminal state. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Fig.: A seed bed; a source. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. Belonging to seed; seminal. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A place of education; a higher school, academy, or college, especially a theological school. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. A place of education: (lit.) a place where seed is sown. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. A place of education; academy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. An educational institution; academy. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  14. Seminal. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  15. A place of education; an academy, college, or university; originally a nursery for rearing plants. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  16. A seed-plot; a place of instruction or education; a school; a college. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  17. sem'in-ar-i, n. the original place whence anything is derived, a nursery: a place of education, esp. in branches of knowledge to be afterwards applied in practice, as theology, &c.: a group of advanced students working in some specific subject of study under a teacher--also and more commonly SEMINÄR' (the German name): a seminary priest.--n. SEM'INARIST, a student at a seminary: a R.C. priest educated in a foreign seminary. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  18. Place of education (formerly in pretentious use for school, cf. academy; now rare exc. either fig. as a s. of vice &c., or of foreign R. -C. & esp. Jesuit schools, whence seminarist n.). [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  19. n. [Latin] An institution of education; a school, academy, college, or university in which young persons are instructed in various branches of learning; a source of propagation;—a nursery. Cabinet Dictionary

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