Definition of Breeding. Meaning of Breeding. Synonyms of Breeding

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Definition of Breeding

Breeding
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.

Meaning of Breeding from wikipedia

- Breeding is ****ual reproduction that produces offspring, usually animals or plants. Breeding may refer to: Breeding in the wild, the natural process of...
- Breeding pair is a pair of animals which cooperate over time to produce offspring with some form of a bond between the individuals. For example, many birds...
- A breeding program is the planned breeding of a group of animals or plants, usually involving at least several individuals and extending over several generations...
- Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of the genetic value...
- milk, eggs, or other products. It includes day-to-day care, selective breeding and the raising of livestock. Husbandry has a long history, starting with...
- Selective breeding (also called artificial selection) is the process by which humans use animal breeding and plant breeding to selectively develop particular...
- lines did not work out and were no longer used for breeding. Currently, Australian Labradoodle breeding lines may only have 3 breeds infused: poodles, Labrador...
- Horse breeding is reproduction in horses, and particularly the human-directed process of selective breeding of animals, particularly purebred horses of...
- Plant breeding is the science of changing the traits of plants in order to produce desired characteristics. It has been used to improve the quality of...
- Breeding back is a form of artificial selection by the deliberate selective breeding of domestic animals, in an attempt to achieve an animal breed with...
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