Definition of breeding. Meaning of breeding. Synonyms of breeding
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Definition of breeding
BreedingBreed Breed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bred; p. pr. & vb. n.
Breeding.] [OE. breden, AS. br[=e]dan to nourish, cherish,
keep warm, from br[=o]d brood; akin to D. broeden to brood,
OHG. bruoten, G. br["u]ten. See Brood.]
1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to
procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak.
If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak.
2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth;
to bring up; to nurse and foster.
To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed.
Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness.
3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train;
-- sometimes followed by up.
But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant.
His farm may not remove his children too far from
him, or the trade he breeds them up in. --Locke.
4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to
produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
Lest the place And my quaint habits breed
5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond
breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
6. To raise, as any kind of stock.
7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. [Obs.]
Children would breed their teeth with less danger.
Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate;
bring up; nourish; train; instruct.
Meaning of breeding from wikipedia
is the reproduction
, that is, producing
of offspring, usually animals
or plants: breeding
in the wild , the natural process
- horse breeding
s, and particularly
the human-directed process
of selective breeding
of animals, particularly
- selective breeding
(also called artificial
selection) is the process
by which humans breed other animals
for particular traits
- plant breeding
is the art and science
to produce desired characteristics plant breeding
is regularly moult
ed; the standard plumage
of a bird that has moulted after breeding
as the 'non-breeding' plumage, or—in
in the wild is the natural process
of animal reproduction occurring
in the natural habitat
of a given
- captive breeding
is the process
of breeding animals
in human controlled environments
settings, such as wildlife
- the term can refer
to the practice
of selectively breeding
and raising livestock
to promote desirable traits
for utility, sport
- things inherit traits
from their parents
has been used since prehistoric times
and animals through selective breeding
- dog breeding
is the practice
of mating selected
dogs with the intent
or produce specific qualities