Definition 2023





reseed (third-person singular simple present reseeds, present participle reseeding, simple past and past participle reseeded)

  1. To sow seeds again; to resow or replant.
    When the birds ate the seeds he had planted, the farmer was forced to reseed the field.
  2. Of a non-perennial plant, to produce seeds to ensure the following generation without human intervention; to self-sow.
    The marigolds had reseeded themselves in the flower box, so he didn't have to buy new ones this year.
  3. (computing) To reset the input of an algorithm so as to ensure different results.
    The game reseeded its random number algorithm with a time-based value each time the game was restarted.