- Now Rare a place where something develops, grows, or is bred
- Old-fashioned a school, esp. a private school for young women
- a school or college where persons are trained to become priests, ministers, or rabbis
Origin of seminaryME, seed plot from Classical Latin seminarium, seed plot, nursery, neuter of seminarius, of seed from semen, a seed
- a. A school, especially a theological school for the training of clergy.b. A school of higher education, especially a private school for girls.
- A place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured.
Origin of seminaryMiddle English seed plot from Latin sēminārium from sēminārius of seed from sēmen sēmin- seed ; see sē- in Indo-European roots.
- A theological school for the training of rabbis, priests, or ministers.
- A private residential school for girls.
- (Mormonism) A class of religious education for youths ages 14-18 that accompanies normal secular education.
- A piece of ground where seed is sown for producing plants for transplantation.
- (by extension) The place or original stock from which anything is brought or produced.
- A Roman Catholic priest educated in a foreign seminary; a seminarist.