Definitions of breed

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