What does breeding mean?

Definitions for breeding
ˈbri dɪŋbreed·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word breeding.

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.

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, bigender

How to pronounce breeding?

How to say breeding in sign language?

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. Joel Dunn:

    It has become this really amazing mecca for wildlife, you've got these osprey nests on the front of the boats, and heron rookeries, bats breeding in the hull of the ships -- it's a really rich wildlife and historical location.

  2. Graham McGrath:

    While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation, however, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults, what makes us really proud at the aquarium is the success of Sea Life London's Gentoo breeding program and the amazing job of same-sex penguins Rocky and Marama who took the chick under their wing and raised it as their own.

  3. Claire Runge:

    More than half of migratory bird species travelling the world’s main flyways have suffered serious population declines in the past 30 years. This is due mainly to unequal and ineffective protection across their migratory range and the places they stop to refuel along their routes, a typical migratory bird relies on many different geographic locations throughout its annual cycle for food, rest and breeding. So even if we protect most of their breeding grounds, it’s still not enough – threats somewhere else can affect the entire population.

  4. Kristalina Georgieva:

    We have seen in the past that divergence that leads to more inequality, it creates a breeding ground for more instability in the world.

  5. Clint Nesbitt:

    If what you've done with gene editing could have been done with plant breeding, you're good to go.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

breeding#1#7941#10000

Translations for breeding

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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

Get even more translations for breeding »

Translation

Find a translation for the breeding definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these breeding definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "breeding." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 26 May 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/breeding>.

    Are we missing a good definition for breeding? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abase
    • B. famish
    • C. render
    • D. transpire

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for breeding: