v. t.1.To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
[imp. & p. p. Bred ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Breeding.]
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.
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.
4.To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
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.
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.
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.
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.
n.1.A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
Greyhounds of the best breed.
- Carpenter.
2.Class; sort; kind; - of men, things, or qualities.
Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?
- Shak.
This courtesy is not of the right breed.
- Shak.
3.A number produced at once; a brood.
Noun1.Breedbreed - a special lineage; "a breed of Americans"
2.breed - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
Synonyms: strain, stock
3.breed - half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)
Synonyms: half-breed
4.breed - a lineage or race of people
Synonyms: strain
Verb1.breed - call forth
Synonyms: engender, spawn
2.breed - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
Synonyms: cover
3.breed - of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"
4.breed - have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"
Synonyms: multiply
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Translate Breed to Spanish, Translate Breed to German, Translate Breed to French
breech closer
breech delivery
Breech pin
Breech plug
breech presentation
Breech sight
breeches buoy
Breeches pipe
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breeder reactor
breeding ground
breeze block
breeze through
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