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breed·ing

 (brē′dĭng)
n.
1. One's line of descent; ancestry: a person of noble breeding.
2. Upbringing or education, especially in proper social behavior.
3. The production of offspring or young: measures to control the breeding of mosquitoes.
4. The propagation of animals or plants: a farm devoted to the breeding of horses.

breeding

(ˈbriːdɪŋ)
n
1. the process of bearing offspring; reproduction
2. (Genetics) the process of producing plants or animals by sexual reproduction
3. the result of good training, esp the knowledge of correct social behaviour; refinement: a man of breeding.
4. a person's line of descent: his breeding was suspect.
5. (Nuclear Physics) physics a process occurring in a nuclear reactor as a result of which more fissionable material is produced than is used up

breed•ing

(ˈbri dɪŋ)

n.
1. the producing of offspring.
2. the improvement of breeds of livestock, as by selective mating and hybridization.
3. the production of new forms of plants by selection, crossing, and hybridizing.
4. training; nurture.
5. the result of upbringing or training as shown in behavior, esp. in good manners.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breeding - elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expressionbreeding - elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
elegance - a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
2.breeding - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)breeding - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
upbringing - properties acquired during a person's formative years
3.breeding - helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization - the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"
4.breeding - the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
autosexing - (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching
cattle breeding - breeding cattle
dog breeding - breeding dogs
horse breeding - breeding horses
5.breeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspringbreeding - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding - reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
multiplication, propagation, generation - the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
Adj.1.breeding - producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

breeding

noun
2. rearing, raising, nurturing There is potential for selective breeding for better yields.
3. reproduction, mating, reproducing, multiplying, propagation, procreation During the breeding season the birds come ashore.
Proverbs
"You cannot make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"

breeding

noun
The process by which an organism produces others of its kind:
Obsolete: increase.
Translations
تَرْبِيَه، تَهْذيب
vychovánízpůsoby
dannelsegode manerer
uppeldi; siîun
razmnoževanje
yetişme

breeding

[ˈbriːdɪŋ]
A. N
1. (Bio) → reproducción f
2. [of stock] → cría f
3. [of person] (also good breeding) → educación f, crianza f
bad breeding; ill breedingmala crianza f, falta f de educación
he has (good) breedinges una persona educada
it shows bad breedingmuestra una falta de educación
B. CPD breeding ground N (Bio) → lugar m de cría (fig) → caldo m de cultivo (of, for de, para) breeding season Népoca f de reproducción

breeding

[ˈbriːdɪŋ]
n
[animals] → élevage m
[plants] → production f
(by animals)reproduction f
(= politeness) → bonnes manières fpl
adj
[bird, animal] → reproducteur/trice breeding pair, breeding seasonbreeding ground n
(for terrorism, corruption, scandal)terreau m
a breeding ground for sth → un terreau pour qch
London has become a breeding ground for terrorists
BUT Londres est devenu un terreau fertile pour les terroristes.
[talent] → pépinière f
a breeding ground for talent → une pépinière de talents
(for bacteria, germs)terrain m propice; (for mosquitoes)zone f de reproduction
a breeding ground for → un terrain propice àbreeding pair ncouple m reproducteurbreeding season nsaison f des amoursbreeding stock nanimaux mpl élevés en vue de la reproduction

breeding

n
(= reproduction)Fortpflanzung und Aufzucht fder Jungen
(= rearing)Zucht f
(= upbringing, good manners: also good breeding) → gute Erziehung, Kinderstube f

breeding

:
breeding ground, breeding place
n (lit, fig)Brutstätte f
breeding season
n (of birds)Brutzeit f; (of animal)Zeit fder Fortpflanzung und Aufzucht der Jungen

breeding

[ˈbriːdɪŋ] n (of stock) → allevamento; (reproduction) → riproduzione f; (of person) (also good breeding) → (buona) educazione f

breed

(briːd) past tense, past participle bred (bred) verb
1. to produce young. Rabbits breed often.
2. to keep animals for the purpose of breeding young. I breed dogs and sell them as pets.
noun
a type, variety or species (of animal). a breed of dog.
bred (bred) adjective
(often as part of a word).
1. (of people) brought up in a certain way or place. a well-bred young lady; American born and bred.
2. (of animals) brought up or reared in a certain way. a pure-bred dog.
ˈbreeding noun
education and training; good manners. a man of good breeding.

breed·ing

n. cria, crianza.
References in classic literature ?
Jo liked his good breeding, and didn't mind having a laugh at Aunt March, so she gave him a lively description of the fidgety old lady, her fat poodle, the parrot that talked Spanish, and the library where she reveled.
There is no one here fit to associate with a girl of Helen's breeding," she said.
Then, with an elevation of breeding that many in a more cultivated state of society might profitably emulate, one of the chiefs drew the attention of the young men from the weakness they had just witnessed, by saying, in a cheerful voice, addressing himself in courtesy to Magua, as the newest comer:
This compelled Whiskey Dick to rise again, and as an act of careless good breeding to drop his handkerchief in it.
Morally, as well as materially, there was a coarser fibre in those wives and maidens of old English birth and breeding than in their fair descendants, separated from them by a series of six or seven generations; for, throughout that chain of ancestry, every successive mother had transmitted to her child a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty, and a slighter physical frame, if not character of less force and solidity than her own.
I pay this particular compliment to Queequeg, because he treated me with so much civility and consideration, while I was guilty of great rudeness; staring at him from the bed, and watching all his toilette motions; for the time my curiosity getting the better of my breeding.
There was no high breeding about her, but she was very pretty and remarkably sweet-tempered and willing.
On the other hand, if wage slavery were abolished, and I could earn some spare money without paying tribute to an exploiting capitalist, then there would be a magazine for the purpose of interpreting and popularizing the gospel of Friedrich Nietzsche, the prophet of Evolution, and also of Horace Fletcher, the inventor of the noble science of clean eating; and incidentally, perhaps, for the discouraging of long skirts, and the scientific breeding of men and women, and the establishing of divorce by mutual consent.
Here is this vast, savage, hovering mother of ours, Nature, lying all around, with such beauty, and such affection for her children, as the leopard; and yet we are so early weaned from her breast to society, to that culture which is exclusively an interaction of man on man--a sort of breeding in and in, which produces at most a merely English nobility, a civilization destined to have a speedy limit.
It would not have amounted to that in reality, because I had clothes on underneath; but the prejudices of one's breeding are not gotten rid of just at a jump, and I knew that when it came to stripping off that bob-tailed iron petticoat I should be embarrassed.
I am told that in a German concert or opera, they hardly ever encore a song; that though they may be dying to hear it again, their good breeding usually preserves them against requiring the repetition.
Continual engagements at home and abroad, however, supplied all the deficiencies of nature and education; supported the good spirits of Sir John, and gave exercise to the good breeding of his wife.