Definition of Breed. Meaning of Breed. Synonyms of Breed

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Definition of Breed

Breed
Breed 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. --Dryden. Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness. --Everett. 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. --Bp. Burnet. 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 astonishment. --Milton. 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. --Locke. Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate; bring up; nourish; train; instruct.
Breed
Breed Breed, v. i. 1. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant. That they breed abundantly in the earth. --Gen. viii. 17. The mother had never bred before. --Carpenter. Ant. Is your gold and silver ewes and rams? Shy. I can not tell. I make it breed as fast. --Shak. 2. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth. 3. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied. Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between them. --Shak. 4. To raise a breed; to get progeny. The kind of animal which you wish to breed from. --Gardner. To breed in and in, to breed from animals of the same stock that are closely related.

Meaning of Breed from wikipedia

- A breed is a specific group of domestic animals having homogeneous appearance (phenotype), homogeneous behavior, and/or other characteristics that distinguish...
- specimen of the breed. Other uses of the term breed when referring to dogs include pure breeds, cross-breeds, mixed breeds and natural breeds. The origins...
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- [ˈdɔʏtʃɐ ˈʃɛːfɐˌhʊnt]) is a breed of medium to large-sized working dog that originated in Germany. In the English language, the breed's officially recognized...
- London Nicole Breed (born August 11, 1974) is an American politician from California who is the 45th mayor of the City and County of San Francisco. She...
- hypoallergenic dog breed is commonly used to refer to a dog breed (or crossbreed) that is more compatible with allergic people than other breeds. However, prominent...
- A mongrel, mixed-breed dog, or mutt is a dog that does not belong to one officially recognized breed and is not the result of intentional breeding. Estimates...
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