Definitions of Bred

  1. imp. & amp; p. p. of Breed.
  2. imp. & p. p. of Breed.
  3. Of to breed.
  4. An article of food made of flour or meal; provisions; subsistence.
  5. Imp. & pp. of BREED, v.
  6. Of breed, which see.

Usage examples for Bred

  1. Adrian, very much amused, assured her that he was born and bred there. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. One doesn't expect to find any embarrassment in the manner of a well- bred woman. – The Black Robe by Wilkie Collins
  3. " Mr. Keen, I- I am not ill- bred, but I simply could not help following her. – The Tracer of Lost Persons by Robert W. Chambers
  4. He was too highly bred to allow himself to be betrayed into any sign of embarrassment, and too clever to let the Englishman see that he was hesitating. – The Slave Of The Lamp by Henry Seton Merriman
  5. " You are ill- bred," I said to her. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  6. The professional classes which had seemed quite normal in physical appearance- were they bred for mental rather than physical qualities? – City of Endless Night by Milo Hastings
  7. Well- bred people do not hold it. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  8. Victoria Van Allen is a well- bred lady if there ever was one. – Vicky Van by Carolyn Wells
  9. " The Cliffords are as well- bred and respectable as we are;" and she went to her room. – Nature's Serial Story by E. P. Roe
  10. An ill bred youth once - it was well for him that Malcolm was not near- dared the evil word in his presence: a cloud swept across the old man's face, but he held his peace; and to the day of his death, which arrived in his ninety- first year, it never crossed his lips. – The Marquis of Lossie by George MacDonald
  11. Really, she had not been born and bred in Slumberleigh, nor had she lived there all her life. – The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers by Mary Cholmondeley
  12. Yes, sir, born and bred. – The Monk of Hambleton by Armstrong Livingston
  13. The lady of the house was perfectly amiable and well- bred. – Coelebs In Search of a Wife by Hannah More
  14. He was too well- bred to allow any visible signs of embarrassment to escape him. – The Legacy of Cain by Wilkie Collins
  15. She is bred to luxury, her friends are rich, and she doesn't know any other kind of life. – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  16. I was much pleased with the marchioness, who had three daughters and two sons, all good- looking and well bred. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  17. He had done nothing worse than growl and show his teeth, but the town- bred dame had taken alarm, and half in terror, half in spite, had insisted on his instant execution, since he was too old to be valuable. – The Armourer's Prentices by Charlotte Mary Yonge