Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A time for planting seeds.
  • n. A time of new growth or development.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The time to sow a seed.
  • n. A time for new development

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The season proper for sowing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The season proper for sowing seed.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time during which seeds should be planted
  • n. any time of new development

Etymologies

seed +‎ time (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

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  • And spurring that doubt are a growing crop of policy makers like Darrell Issa, profiled recently in the New Yorker, as a Republican representative poised to become Chairman of the Oversight Committee, who last year quoted Genesis at a congressional hearing to dismiss the dangers of climate change, As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease ...

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  • And spurring that doubt are a growing crop of policy makers like Darrell Issa, profiled recently in the New Yorker, as a Republican representative poised to become Chairman of the Oversight Committee, who last year quoted Genesis at a congressional hearing to dismiss the dangers of climate change, As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease...

    Kate Otto: "Rapid Response" to an Ancient Issue (VIDEO)

  • One of the other early Old Testament references to multiplying is recorded in Genesis 8:22: “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.”

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  • The nomads and farmers measured and still measure their day from sunrise to sunset, and their year in terms of the seedtime and harvest, of the falling leaf and the ice thawing on the lakes and rivers.

    THE TYRANNY OF THE CLOCK- George Woodcock

  • Winter and summer, day and night, our lives are governed by cycles, just as Darwin said – and Genesis before him: ‘While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.’

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  • Though his mail from Cleveland and New York was “full of dolor and profanity,” he told Adams that he was convinced that “seedtime and harvest will follow each other.”

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  • The seedtime and the harvest, our life, our health, our food

    "American Prayer" of the damned.

  • While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

    Probably Just One Of Those Funny Coincidences

  • We seem to be configured for less drama, more akin to seedtime than anything one can invigilate.

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