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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breedbrid(v.; n.)bred, breed•ing

  1. (v.t.)to produce (offspring); procreate.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. to produce by mating; propagate sexually; reproduce.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  3. to cause (plants or animals) to reproduce and usu. to be improved by selection.

    Category: Botany

  4. to give rise to; engender; produce:

    Dirt breeds disease.

  5. to develop by training or education; bring up; rear:

    born and bred a gentleman.

  6. to impregnate; mate:

    to breed a mare.

    Category: Genetics

  7. to produce more fissile nuclear fuel than is consumed in a reactor.

    Category: Physics, Energy

  8. (v.i.)to produce offspring.

    Category: Genetics

  9. to be engendered or produced; grow.

  10. (n.)a relatively homogenous group of animals within a species, developed and maintained by humans.

    Category: Genetics

  11. lineage; stock; strain.

  12. sort; kind; group.

Origin of breed:

bef. 1000; ME breden, OE brēdan to nourish

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breed, strain, stock(noun)

    a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

    "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"

  2. breed(verb)

    a special type

    "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

  3. engender, breed, spawn(verb)

    call forth

  4. breed, cover(verb)

    copulate with a female, used especially of horses

    "The horse covers the mare"

  5. breed(verb)

    cause to procreate (animals)

    "She breeds dogs"

  6. breed, multiply(verb)

    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

    "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. breed(verb)brid

    to raise animals

    to breed chickens/horses/sheep

  2. breedbrid

    to produce young

    Rabbits breed easily.

  3. breedbrid

    to cause or produce

    Ignorance breeds fear.

  4. breed(noun)brid

    a type of an animal

    a rare breed of cattle

  5. breedbrid

    a type of person or thing

    a new breed of computer

Wiktionary

  1. breed(Noun)

    All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.

  2. breed(Noun)

    A race or lineage.

  3. breed(Noun)

    A group of people with shared characteristics.

    People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed.

  4. breed(Verb)

    To sexually produce offspring.

  5. breed(Verb)

    Of animals, to mate.

  6. breed(Verb)

    To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generationu2019s qualities.

  7. breed(Verb)

    To arrange the mating of specific animals.

    She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.

  8. breed(Verb)

    To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.

    He tries to breed blue roses.

  9. breed(Verb)

    To make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood.

  10. breed(Verb)

    To yield or result in.

  11. breed(Verb)

    To ejaculate inside the penetratee during intercourse, especially in the rectum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breed(verb)

    to produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch

  2. Breed(verb)

    to take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster

  3. Breed(verb)

    to educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up

  4. Breed(verb)

    to engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease

  5. Breed(verb)

    to give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men

  6. Breed(verb)

    to raise, as any kind of stock

  7. Breed(verb)

    to produce or obtain by any natural process

  8. Breed(verb)

    to bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant

  9. Breed(verb)

    to be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth

  10. Breed(verb)

    to have birth; to be produced or multiplied

  11. Breed(verb)

    to raise a breed; to get progeny

  12. Breed(noun)

    a race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance

  13. Breed(noun)

    class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities

  14. Breed(noun)

    a number produced at once; a brood

Freebase

  1. Breed

    A breed is a specific group of domestic animals or plants having homogeneous appearance, homogeneous behavior, and other characteristics that distinguish it from other animals or plants of the same species and that were arrived at through selective breeding. Despite the centrality of the idea of "breeds" to animal husbandry, no scientifically accepted definition of the term exists. A breed is therefore not an objective or biologically verifiable classification but is instead a term of art amongst groups of breeders who share a consensus around what qualities make some members of a given species members of a nameable subset. The term is distinguished from landrace, which refers to a naturally occurring regional variety of domestic animal through uncontrolled breeding. When bred together, animals of the same breed pass on these predictable traits to their offspring, and this ability—known as "breeding true"—is a requirement for a breed. Plant breeds are more commonly known as cultivars. The offspring produced as a result of breeding animals of one breed with other animals of another breed are known as crossbreeds or mixed breeds. Crosses between animal or plant variants above the level of breed/cultivar are referred to as hybrids.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breed' in Nouns Frequency: #1971

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Breed' in Verbs Frequency: #802


Translations for Breed

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

breed(verb)

to produce young

Rabbits breed often.

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