Definitions for breedingˈbri dɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

breed•ingˈbri dɪŋ(n.)

  1. the producing of offspring.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  2. the improvement of breeds of livestock, as by selective mating and hybridization.

    Category: Animal Husbandry

  3. the production of new forms of plants by selection, crossing, and hybridizing.

    Category: Botany

  4. training; nurture.

  5. the result of upbringing or training as shown in behavior, esp. in good manners.

Origin of breeding:

1250–1300

Princeton's WordNet

  1. breeding, genteelness, gentility(noun)

    elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

  2. education, training, breeding(noun)

    the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

    "a woman of breeding and refinement"

  3. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing(noun)

    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

  4. breeding(noun)

    the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

  5. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life(adj)

    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

  6. breeding(adj)

    producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

    "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. breeding(noun)ˈbri dɪŋ

    when animals breed

    the breeding season

  2. breedingˈbri dɪŋ

    upbringing and education

    a young woman of good breeding

Wiktionary

  1. breeding(Noun)

    The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

    Your dog has had good breeding.

  2. breeding(Noun)

    The act of insemination by natural or artificial means

  3. breeding(Noun)

    The act of copulation in animals

  4. breeding(Noun)

    Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography

  5. breeding(Adjective)

    Of, relating to or used for breeding.

    Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breeding

    of Breed

  2. Breeding(noun)

    the act or process of generating or bearing

  3. Breeding(noun)

    the raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding

  4. Breeding(noun)

    nurture; education; formation of manners

  5. Breeding(noun)

    deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society

  6. Breeding(noun)

    descent; pedigree; extraction

Freebase

  1. Breeding

    Breeding is the first EP by American indie band Dirty Little Rabbits. It was released on August 15, 2007, for sale exclusively through the New York-based record shop Looney Tunes.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Breeding

    The production of offspring by selective mating or HYBRIDIZATION, GENETIC in animals or plants.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breeding' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4567

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'breeding' in Nouns Frequency: #1908


Translations for breeding

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

breeding(noun)

education and training; good manners

a man of good breeding.

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