What does breeding mean?

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ˈbri dɪŋbreed·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. breeding, genteelness, gentilitynoun

    elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

  2. education, training, breedingnoun

    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, upbringingnoun

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

    "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

  4. breedingnoun

    the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

  5. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of lifeadjective

    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

  6. breedingadjective

    producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

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

Wiktionary

  1. breedingnoun

    The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs.

    Your dog has had good breeding.

  2. breedingnoun

    The act of insemination by natural or artificial means

  3. breedingnoun

    The act of copulation in animals

  4. breedingnoun

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

  5. breedingadjective

    Of, relating to or used for breeding.

    Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Breedingnoun

    Etymology: from breed.

    She had her breeding at my father’s charge,
    A poor physician’s daughter. William Shakespeare, All’s well that ends well.

    I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.

    I hope to see it a piece of none of the meanest breeding, to be acquainted with the laws of nature. Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis, Pref.

    As men of breeding, sometimes men of wit,
    T’ avoid great errours, must the less commit. Alexander Pope.

    The Graces from the court did next provide
    Breeding, and wit, and air, and decent pride. Jonathan Swift.

    Why was my breeding order’d and prescrib’d,
    As of a person separate to God,
    Design’d for great exploits. John Milton, Agonistes, l. 30.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Breeding

    of Breed

  2. Breedingnoun

    the act or process of generating or bearing

  3. Breedingnoun

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

  4. Breedingnoun

    nurture; education; formation of manners

  5. Breedingnoun

    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. Breedingnoun

    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

  2. bigender

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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. Washington Tapia:

    SOLAR STORMS MIGHT BE CAUSING GRAY WHALES TO GET LOST The famed Galapagos Conservancyas giant tortoise named Diego fathered 40 percent of all tortoises on Espanola Island in Galapagos Conservancyas. ( San Diego Zoo) The 175-pound Diego is a Chelonoidis hoodensis, a species only found in the wild on the island ofEspanola, according to AFP. He reportedly fathered an estimated 800 offspring as of 2016. He was brought to the U.S. between 1928 and 1933 and placed in a breeding center on the Galapagos Conservancyas island of Santa Cruz, after his species was determined to be critically endangered in the 1960s, according to San Diego Zoo. Based on the results of the last censusconducted at the end of 2019and all the data available since 1960 both of the island and its tortoise population... the conclusion was that the island has sufficient conditions to maintain the tortoise population, which will continue to grow normally even without any new repatriation of juveniles.

  2. Ian Bartoszek:

    [ It's ] is another important piece of evidence for the negative impact invasive Burmese pythons are having on native wildlife across the Greater Everglades Ecosystem imagine the potential consequences to the state and federally protected Southwest Florida panther if Burmese pythons adversely affect the number of white-tailed deer. Officials safely captured and relocated the snake, which painfully regurgitated the dead fawn in the grass. Shortly after, the python was humanely euthanized. Wildlife biologists then performed an autopsy on the snake and collected genetic samples. Biologists are accumulating valuable life history information on the behavior of Burmese pythons in Southwest Florida, the conservancy wrote. This information is leading to the development of an effective python removal technique that combines both hunting and radio-telemetry tracking efforts to target and remove breeding female pythons and disrupt the egg-laying cycle. A 2015 photo, which was just released this week, shows a Burmese python regurgitating a 35-pound white-tailed deer. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida) The Florida Wildlife Commission has been asking for the public's help to remove the snakes, encouraging them toremove and kill pythons from private lands whenever possible. The South Florida Water Management District even created a python elimination program in 2017 to protect the Everglades and eliminate the snakes from public lands. Approximately158 pythons were eliminated during the program in roughly two months. Wildlife officials would like to find a more effective way to eliminate the creatures, and they believe research is key. Southwest Florida wildlife officials share a 2015 photo of an 11-foot Burmese python and the body of a white-tailed deer, the snake's prey. ( Conservancy of Southwest Florida).

  3. Lance Vervoort:

    Oz is a significant animal for his species, he is the father of our two cubs, and he is vital to the ongoing breeding program to conserve this rare species.

  4. James R. Cook:

    The welfare system is the breeding ground of crime, addiction and radical politics.

  5. Miyoko Sakashita:

    The oil spill just shows how dirty and dangerous oil drilling is, and oil that gets into the water, it’s impossible to clean it up so it ends up washing up on our beaches and people come into contact with it and wildlife comes in contact with it, it has long-lasting effects on the breeding and reproduction of animals.

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  • تربيةArabic
  • ZuchtGerman
  • lisääntyminen, hedelmöitys, parittelu, siitos, siittäminen, kasvatusFinnish
  • reproductionFrench
  • प्रजननHindi
  • 育種Japanese
  • rangatiratanga, whakaaiaitangaMāori
  • совокупле́ние, сноше́ние, ко́итус, родосло́вная, размноже́ние, выра́щивание, осемене́ние, разведе́ние, воспи́танность, копуля́цияRussian

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    • A. render
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