Breed

[b_ɹ_ˈiː_d], [bɹˈiːd], [bɹˈiːd]

Definitions of breed:

  1.   a special kind of domesticated animals within a species; " he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; " he created a new variety of sheep"
  2.   To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
  3.   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"
  4.   To bring up; train.
  5.   Breeding.
  6.   To be with young: to produce offspring: to be produced or brought forth:- pa. t. and pa. p. bred.
  7.   To generate; to hatch; to produce young; to occasion; to educate; to train; to instruct; to raise from the best kinds.
  8.   To hatch; to produce or cause; to train; to rear.
  9.   To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
  10.   To produce offspring; to bring up; to cause.
  11.   That which is bred, progeny or offspring: kind or race.
  12.   have young; used of animals; derogatory when used for people
  13.   To raise, as any kind of stock.
  14.   To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
  15.   To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
  16.   To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; - sometimes followed by up.
  17.   copulate with a female, used esp. of horses; " The horse covers the mare"
  18.   To bear young; to be fruitful; to come into being.
  19.   have young ( animals); " pandas rarely breed in captivity"
  20.   copulate with a female, used especially of horses; " The horse covers the mare"
  21.   To be born; develop; originate.
  22.   half- caste offspring of parents of different races ( especially of white and Indian parents)
  23.   To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
  24.   Race or progeny from the same parents or stock; kind; a brood.
  25.   To raise a breed; to get progeny.
  26.   A number produced at once; a brood.
  27.   To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
  28.   To generate; to cause; to occasion; to produce; to form by education; to bring up; to rear.
  29.   Breeder.
  30.   of plants or animals; " She breeds dogs"
  31.   A race or offspring from the same parents or stock; a class or kind.
  32.   a special lineage; " a breed of Americans"
  33.   A race or variety of men or other animals ( or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
  34.   To produce, as offspring; beget; hatch; raise; originate; cause.
  35.   A race of men or other animals from the same stock; a kind; a caste; offspring; a variety; a hatch; a brood.
  36.   a lineage or race of people
  37.   To produce or obtain by any natural process.
  38.   Bred.
  39.   To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
  40.   To produce young.
  41.   Offspring; family, kind, or race.
  42.   Class; sort; kind; - of men, things, or qualities.
  43.   The progeny of one stock; a race or strain; a sort or kind.
  44.   To generate or bring forth: to train or bring up: to cause or occasion.
  45.   To bring forth young; to have birth; to be produced; to raise a breed. To breed in and in, to breed from animals of the same stock that are very nearly related.

Antonyms for breed:

root out, uproot, wipe out, exterminate.


Quotes for breed:

  1. Bjorn was a different breed I threw my best material at him, but he would never smile, but that added to the charm when he played me and Mac. We were going nuts and losing our mind and he was sitting back like he was on a Sunday stroll. – Jimmy Connors
  2. If our vaunted rule of the people does not breed nobler men and women than monarchies have done it must and will inevitably give place to something better. – Anna Julia Cooper
  3. Successful people breed success. – Phil Crosby
  4. Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart -ass, quippy, funny people. Not that I'm one of them. I just sorta sneaked in under the radar. – John Krasinski
  5. Actors are such an insecure breed – Joshua Leonard
  6. Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death- the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events. – Thomas Lynch
  7. Only a certain breed of actor should ever even try to work for Orson Welles. I'm glad I'm one of that breed – Mercedes McCambridge
  8. For what can war, but endless war, still breed – John Milton
  9. I don't think it's too late for 'The War of the Worlds' to come true. I'm talking about it from the standpoint that which you need to have and own things- to breed to think, to create- is going on everywhere, not just on this planet or in the space around it. – Dwight Schultz
  10. Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, 'is it going to be wonderful enough?,' it never will be. – Pepper Schwartz
  11. We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  12. There are two levels of vampirism: one is the regular vampire, which is just like it has always been; and then there's the super vampires, which are a new breed we've created. – Guillermo del Toro
  13. Michael was a rare breed There's no question about that. He did things that a lot of players could never do, and still to this day players can't do those things, so the honors that he's had are definitely deserved. – Dominique Wilkins

Usage examples for breed:

  1. “ I will not be half- breed – Northern Lights by Gilbert Parker
  2. And they are also to be taught that it is wrong to marry and breed children, because the Sacred Few do not require so many people to work for them as before! ” – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
  3. Failure to breed is commonly caused by faulty methods of feeding and care. ” – Common Diseases of Farm Animals by R. A. Craig, D. V. M.
  4. There in his bunk lay the half- breed – The Whelps of the Wolf by George Marsh
  5. It has just been stated that the male Gelasimus does not acquire his conspicuous colours until mature and nearly ready to breed – The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex, Vol. I (1st edition) by Charles Darwin
  6. Race- horses of the best breed were marked with the old letter Koppa. ” – A Handbook to the Works of Browning (6th ed.) by Mrs. Sutherland Orr
  7. They breed Strange hatred for you, even while I feel My soul's home is with you, must be with you To find my soul's rest. ” – Toward the Gulf by Edgar Lee Masters
  8. “ I know your breed – A Woman Named Smith by Marie Conway Oemler
  9. “ " I've made a study of the breed sir," said Crowther. ” – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  10. “ A very good thing, at least, for the country, to improve the breed of cattle. ” – Tales & Novels, Vol. IX [Contents: Harrington; Thoughts on Bores; Ormond] by Maria Edgeworth
  11. 8. New- Brunswick Society for the improvement of the breed of Horses and other Cattle. ” – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher
  12. That was my first glimpse of the life of tragedy through which a half- breed woman of the Orient has to go. ” – Flash-lights from the Seven Seas by William L. Stidger Commentator: Bishop Francis J. McConnell
  13. Bulldog was of another breed – Young Barbarians by Ian Maclaren
  14. The half- breed saw him, and ran on. ” – For the Liberty of Texas by Edward Stratemeyer
  15. And by an ignorant half- breed like this President What's- his- name? ” – Captain Macklin by Richard Harding Davis
  16. Pick the breed you prefer but have it in scale with your place. ” – If You're Going to Live in the Country by Thomas H. Ormsbee and Richmond Huntley
  17. Never mind, said Don, who did not seem to feel half as bad as David did; dogs of his breed never stray far away, and he'll be at your house or ours before morning, you may depend upon it. ” – The Boy Trapper by Harry Castlemon
  18. The difference in shell color is due to the breed of hen. ” – Foods That Will Win The War And How To Cook Them (1918) by C. Houston Goudiss and Alberta M. Goudiss
  19. He went on to tell me that suspicion had fastened itself upon a half- breed who came to the house where Zoe lived. ” – Children of the Market Place by Edgar Lee Masters
  20. “ I have but little fancy for this breed myself. ” – The Domestic Cat by Gordon Stables

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