What does breeding mean?

Definitions for breeding
ˈbri dɪŋbreed·ing

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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"

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

Anagrams for breeding »

  1. beringed, bigender

How to pronounce breeding?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeding in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of breeding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of breeding in a Sentence

  1. Adam Davis:

    This is our second breeding success with the species and it is very important because we are trying to ensure a healthy population is maintained in European zoos.

  2. Maurice Saade:

    It is a very rare occurrence... the breeding grounds were on Saudi Arabia northern coast, Saudi Arabia northern coast, so they were blown in through Jordan and Syria, but so far it is under control and I certainly see nothing to panic about.

  3. RayRox360:

    Everyone lies. It's not a sad fact, I don't think. Barely even a fact at all. Just...a reality. Something that was always true and will always continue to be true. It's something we all accept, whether we want to admit it or not. We all lie. Every one of us. And it's not just a one-time thing either. It's constant. We do it over and over again. And why wouldn't we? Parents lie to their kids, teach them how to lie right back to them, breeding a new generation of people born into distortion, born into a world of deceit and falsehood disguised as reality. And what can you expect from them? Can you really expect them to turn out pure and innocent when they're constantly being fed their parents' inventions, their teachers' stories? They pick up on those things. I did, at least. Maybe it was just me, though. It's not something you grow out of. As you get older, you keep on lying. You lie about everything, to everyone, at one point or another. You lie about your career when your parents ask how happy you are staying in your dead-end office cubicle counting down the seconds until you can go home and start the cycle of monotony over again. You lie to your spouse promising you'll love them till the end of time, not realizing that sooner or later, that love will run out. And not just for them, for anyone and anything. It never lasts. Nothing does. You lie to strangers when they ask you what you believe, what you pray to, what you curse when things don't work out, spouting some scripted verse you learned as a child and stapled into your head, reciting lines you don't really understand to people you don't really care about, if only to convince yourself that you really do have a clue, that you aren't just flying blind in a sea of the unknown. And then there are the lies that stand out over all the others. The lies we tell ourselves. There's something different about them, something...bitter. Lies you tell to other people, they breeze in, announce themselves and then float right back out. They never linger in your head for longer than it took to talk to the person, discarding themselves as unimportant the second that person leaves your line of sight, never to be seen or thought of again. But the lies we tell ourselves, they don't leave. They don't breeze right back out. They linger, hover before your eyes, tracing over each and every detail until it's burned in your head, until you can recreate it over and over again with perfect precision, not a single word out of place, until that lie has completely overtaken you, washing away anything and everything until it is all that remains. Until it is nothing but the truth. Those lies are the most powerful...the most dangerous. Because unlike the lies we throw at others, the lies we tell ourselves are so much louder, so much brighter, so much more painful. When you can't live with what's in front of you, so you have to create something else, a new reality for you to live in and accept as truth. Because it is the truth. It's the truth you want. And at the end of the day...what else matters? Certainly not the little fib you woke up telling yourself. After all, what harm can come from one little lie? In hindsight, we both should have known it could never be that simple.

  4. Fiona Miles:

    Lions should not be used as props, there's no conservation value in breeding lions in captivity and there's definitely no educational value.

  5. Brooke Goff:

    This is like a pedophile breeding ground.

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  • تربيةArabic
  • lisääntyminen, hedelmöitys, parittelu, siitos, kasvatus, siittäminenFinnish
  • reproductionFrench
  • प्रजननHindi
  • 育種Japanese
  • rangatiratanga, whakaaiaitangaMāori
  • копуля́ция, воспи́танность, разведе́ние, осемене́ние, выра́щивание, совокупле́ние, сноше́ние, ко́итус, родосло́вная, размноже́ниеRussian

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