What does breed mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breed, strain, stocknoun

    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. breedverb

    a special type

    "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

  3. engender, breed, spawnverb

    call forth

  4. breed, coververb

    copulate with a female, used especially of horses

    "The horse covers the mare"

  5. breedverb

    cause to procreate (animals)

    "She breeds dogs"

  6. breed, multiplyverb

    have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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

Wiktionary

  1. breednoun

    All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.

  2. breednoun

    A race or lineage.

  3. breednoun

    A group of people with shared characteristics.

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

  4. breedverb

    To sexually produce offspring.

  5. breedverb

    Of animals, to mate.

  6. breedverb

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

  7. breedverb

    To arrange the mating of specific animals.

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

  8. breedverb

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

    He tries to breed blue roses.

  9. breedverb

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

  10. breedverb

    To yield or result in.

  11. breedverb

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breedverb

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

  2. Breedverb

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

  3. Breedverb

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

  4. Breedverb

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

  5. Breedverb

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

  6. Breedverb

    to raise, as any kind of stock

  7. Breedverb

    to produce or obtain by any natural process

  8. Breedverb

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

  9. Breedverb

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

  10. Breedverb

    to have birth; to be produced or multiplied

  11. Breedverb

    to raise a breed; to get progeny

  12. Breednoun

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

  13. Breednoun

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

  14. Breednoun

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Breed

    brēd, v.t. to generate or bring forth: to train or bring up: to cause or occasion.—v.i. to be with young: to produce offspring: to be produced or brought forth:—pa.t. and pa.p. bred.—n. that which is bred, progeny or offspring: kind or race.—ns. Breed′-bate (Shak.), one who is constantly breeding or producing debate or strife; Breed′er, one who breeds or brings up; Breed′ing, act of producing: education or manners.—Breeding in-and-in, pairing of similar forms: marrying always among near relations. [A.S. brédan, to cherish, keep warm; Ger. brüten, to hatch.]

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breed in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of breed in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    How use doth breed a habit in a man.

  2. Steve Galster:

    We know that some zoos and a lot of wildlife operators supply animals into the black market, they breed the animals, have some there to make money from tourists, and sell the extra ones.

  3. Piero Ignazi:

    A new breed of 5-Star leaders has popped up from nowhere, and for now, Renzi doesn't seem to have an answer to them.

  4. Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia:

    Dear loved papa, I so much want to see you. I have just ended my lesson of arithmetic, I think that I succeeded well. We go to school of nurses, I am very happy there. Today it is raining and it is very humid. I am in Tatiana’s room with Olga and Tatiana. When you will see Boba, say to him that my hands itch me. I try to breed my own livestock of poetry of earth. Olga says that I smell poor, but it is not true. When you will come back, I shall wash myself in your tub. I hope that you did not forget the history which I told you during our promenade. I am sitting down and scratch my nose with the left hand. Olga wanted to slap me for it, but I avoided the hand. Be happy and in good health. I think extremely of you and embrace you tenderly.

  5. Bill Gates:

    There's no investment that has a return percentage anything like being able to breed chickens.

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Translations for breed

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  • ربى, تربيةArabic
  • порода, род, развъждам, отглеждам, произход, пораждамBulgarian
  • raça, criar, engendrarCatalan, Valencian
  • rasa, plemeno, šlechtitCzech
  • raceDanish
  • hervorrufen, Rasse, erzeugen, züchten, verursachen, Sorte, aufziehen, paaren, brütenGerman
  • ράτσαGreek
  • raso, brediEsperanto
  • variedad, raza, aparear, criar, cultivar, casta, cepa, procrear, engendrarSpanish
  • پرورش و اصلاح نژادPersian
  • astuttaa, lisääntyä, synnyttää, rotu, jalostaa, kasvattaa, paritellaFinnish
  • se reproduire, race, engendrer, éleverFrench
  • síolraigh, póraigh, síolrachIrish
  • gnè, seòrsaScottish Gaelic
  • नस्लHindi
  • nemz, szaporodik, tenyészt, fajtaHungarian
  • besar, berkembang biakIndonesian
  • edukarIdo
  • razza, riprodursi, allevareItalian
  • 育てる, 繁殖Japanese
  • ತಳಿKannada
  • 낳다, 가꾸다, 기르다, 품종, 계통, 치다, 거두다, 일으키다Korean
  • бак, порода, багууKyrgyz
  • educ tecum,Latin
  • whakaaiaiMāori
  • bakaMalay
  • variëteit, broeden, fokken, rasDutch
  • avleNorwegian
  • płodzić, hodować, gatunek, rasa, rozmnażać się, wychowywaćPolish
  • variedade, cruzar, criar, gerar, raça, procriar, cultivarPortuguese
  • rasăRomanian
  • разводить, развести, сорт, раса, племя, плодиться, размножаться, порода, родRussian
  • soj, pasmina, rasa, lozaSerbo-Croatian
  • plemeno, rasaSlovak
  • avla, föröka, rasSwedish
  • இனப்பெருக்கம்Tamil
  • జాతినిTelugu
  • สายพันธุ์Thai
  • doğurmakTurkish
  • породаUkrainian
  • نسلUrdu
  • giốngVietnamese
  • האָדעוועןYiddish
  • 品种Chinese

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