- 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 s&emacron;minarium, from s&emacron;minarius, of seed, from s&emacron;men, s&emacron;min-, seed; see s&emacron;- 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.