breeder


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breed·er

 (brē′dər)
n.
1. A person who breeds animals or plants.
2. An animal kept to produce offspring.
3. Offensive Slang A heterosexual person.
4. A source or cause: social injustice—a breeder of revolutions.
5. A breeder reactor.

breeder

(ˈbriːdə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who breeds plants or animals
2. something that reproduces, esp to excess: rabbits are persistent breeders.
3. (Agriculture) an animal kept for breeding purposes
4. a source or cause: a breeder of discontent.
5. (Nuclear Physics) short for breeder reactor

breed•er

(ˈbri dər)

n.
1. an animal, plant, or person that reproduces.
2. a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
3. Also called breed′er reac`tor. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breeder - a person who breeds animalsbreeder - a person who breeds animals    
stock farmer, stock raiser, stockman - farmer who breed or raises livestock
Translations

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] N
1. (= person) → criador(a) m/f
2. (= animal) → reproductor(a) m/f
3. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reactor m

breeder

[ˈbriːdər]
n (= person) → éleveur m
breeder reactorbreeder reactor nsurgénérateur m

breeder

n
(= person)Züchter(in) m(f)
(Phys: also breeder reactor) → Brutreaktor m, → Brüter m

breeder

[ˈbriːdəʳ] n
a. (person) → allevatore/trice
b. (Phys) (also breeder reactor) → reattore m autofertilizzante
References in classic literature ?
He hoped to find some new method of making a living and aspired to become a professional breeder of ferrets.
Covey was a poor man; he was just commencing in life; he was only able to buy one slave; and, shocking as is the fact, he bought her, as he said, for A BREEDER.
Pelias was a great breeder of sheep and lived in Iolcus, but the other lived in Pylos.
He would never know how sure a breeder was his new bull--the son of that fine creature he had imported; two cows he had spotted as not paying their board could go on for months eating good alfalfa and bran before a new herdsman might become convinced of their unreadiness to turn the expensive feed into white gold; he had not written down the dates when the sows were to farrow, and they might have litters somewhere around the strawstack and crush half the little pigs.
On other points he's as level-headed as a breeder of shorthorns, which is what he happens to be.
No breeder doubts how strong is the tendency to inheritance: like produces like is his fundamental belief: doubts have been thrown on this principle by theoretical writers alone.
He is a great breeder of sheep, and deals extensively in cat- tle.
He alone would suffice to carry Nietzsche's point against all those who are opposed to the other conditions, to the conditions which would have saved Rome, which have maintained the strength of the Jewish race, and which are strictly maintained by every breeder of animals throughout the world.
The life of her governess, as she calls her, who had run through, it seems, in a few years, all the eminent degrees of a gentlewoman, a whore, and a bawd; a midwife and a midwife-keeper, as they are called; a pawnbroker, a childtaker, a receiver of thieves, and of thieves' purchase, that is to say, of stolen goods; and in a word, herself a thief, a breeder up of thieves and the like, and yet at last a penitent.
I didn't give it for one,--nay, I'll say, besides, that ours is the more bold and palpable infringement of human rights; actually buying a man up, like a horse,--looking at his teeth, cracking his joints, and trying his paces and then paying down for him,--having speculators, breeders, traders, and brokers in human bodies and souls,--sets the thing before the eyes of the civilized world in a more tangible form, though the thing done be, after all, in its nature, the same; that is, appropriating one set of human beings to the use and improvement of another without any regard to their own.
Some of such things have been hit upon in the last resort of surgery; most of the kindred evidence that will recur to your mind has been demonstrated as it were by accident,--by tyrants, by criminals, by the breeders of horses and dogs, by all kinds of untrained clumsy-handed men working for their own immediate ends.
His majesty, by accepting the gift of these six incomparable horses, would stimulate the pride of his own breeders, of Limousin, Perche, and Normandy, and this emulation would have been beneficial to all.