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breed

 (brēd)
v. bred (brĕd), breed·ing, breeds
v.tr.
1. To produce (offspring); give birth to or hatch.
2. To bring about; engender: "Admission of guilt tends to breed public sympathy" (Jonathan Alter).
3.
a. To cause to reproduce, especially by controlled mating and selection: breed cattle.
b. To develop new or improved strains in (organisms), chiefly through controlled mating and selection of offspring for desirable traits.
c. To inseminate or impregnate; mate with.
4. To rear or train; bring up: a writer who was bred in a seafaring culture.
5. To be the place of origin of: Austria breeds great skiers.
6. To produce (fissionable material) in a breeder reactor.
v.intr.
1. To produce offspring.
2. To copulate; mate.
3. To originate and develop: Mischief breeds in bored minds.
n.
1. A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
2. A kind; a sort: a new breed of politician; a new breed of computer.
3. Offensive A person of mixed racial descent; a half-breed.
Idioms:
breed a scab/scabs on (one's) nose Regional
To stir up trouble for oneself.
breed up a storm New England
To become cloudy.

[Middle English breden, from Old English brēdan; see bhreu- in Indo-European roots.]

breed

(briːd)
vb, breeds, breeding or bred
1. to bear (offspring)
2. (tr) to bring up; raise
3. (Genetics) to produce or cause to produce by mating; propagate
4. (Breeds) to produce and maintain new or improved strains of (domestic animals and plants)
5. to produce or be produced; generate: to breed trouble; violence breeds in densely populated areas.
n
6. (Genetics) a group of organisms within a species, esp a group of domestic animals, originated and maintained by man and having a clearly defined set of characteristics
7. (Genetics) a lineage or race: a breed of Europeans.
8. a kind, sort, or group: a special breed of hatred.
[Old English brēdan, of Germanic origin; related to brood]

breed

(brid)

v. bred, breed•ing,
n. v.t.
1. to produce (offspring); procreate.
2. to produce by mating; propagate sexually; reproduce.
3. to cause (plants or animals) to reproduce and usu. to be improved by selection.
4. to give rise to; engender; produce: Dirt breeds disease.
5. to develop by training or education; bring up; rear: born and bred a gentleman.
6. to impregnate; mate: to breed a mare.
7. to produce more fissile nuclear fuel than is consumed in a reactor.
v.i.
8. to produce offspring.
9. to be engendered or produced; grow.
n.
10. a relatively homogenous group of animals within a species, developed and maintained by humans.
11. lineage; stock; strain.
12. sort; kind; group.
[before 1000; Middle English breden, Old English brēdan to nourish]

breed

(brēd)
Verb
1. To produce or reproduce by giving birth or hatching: Mosquitoes breed in water.
2. To raise animals or plants, often to produce new or improved types: breed a new type of corn.
Noun
A group of organisms having common ancestors and sharing certain traits that are not shared with other members of the same species. Breeds are usually produced by mating selected parents.

Breed

 a race or variety of animals; a class, sort, or kind of men, things, or qualities; a number produced at one time. See also brood.
Examples: breed of bees [a brood], 1580; of duckling, 1802; of thinkers; of wits, 1588.

breed


Past participle: bred
Gerund: breeding

Imperative
breed
breed
Present
I breed
you breed
he/she/it breeds
we breed
you breed
they breed
Preterite
I bred
you bred
he/she/it bred
we bred
you bred
they bred
Present Continuous
I am breeding
you are breeding
he/she/it is breeding
we are breeding
you are breeding
they are breeding
Present Perfect
I have bred
you have bred
he/she/it has bred
we have bred
you have bred
they have bred
Past Continuous
I was breeding
you were breeding
he/she/it was breeding
we were breeding
you were breeding
they were breeding
Past Perfect
I had bred
you had bred
he/she/it had bred
we had bred
you had bred
they had bred
Future
I will breed
you will breed
he/she/it will breed
we will breed
you will breed
they will breed
Future Perfect
I will have bred
you will have bred
he/she/it will have bred
we will have bred
you will have bred
they will have bred
Future Continuous
I will be breeding
you will be breeding
he/she/it will be breeding
we will be breeding
you will be breeding
they will be breeding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been breeding
you have been breeding
he/she/it has been breeding
we have been breeding
you have been breeding
they have been breeding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been breeding
you will have been breeding
he/she/it will have been breeding
we will have been breeding
you will have been breeding
they will have been breeding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been breeding
you had been breeding
he/she/it had been breeding
we had been breeding
you had been breeding
they had been breeding
Conditional
I would breed
you would breed
he/she/it would breed
we would breed
you would breed
they would breed
Past Conditional
I would have bred
you would have bred
he/she/it would have bred
we would have bred
you would have bred
they would have bred
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.breed - 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"
animal group - a group of animals
variety - (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics; "varieties are frequently recognized in botany"
bloodstock - thoroughbred horses (collectively)
pedigree - line of descent of a purebred animal
species - (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
2.breed - a special typebreed - a special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"
type - a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?"
Verb1.breed - call forth
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
2.breed - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
animal husbandry - breeding and caring for farm animals
incubate, hatch, brood, cover - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
copulate, mate, couple, pair - engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring"
3.breed - cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
mongrelise, mongrelize - cause to become a mongrel; "mongrelized dogs"
crossbreed, hybridise, hybridize, interbreed, cross - breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"
produce, create, make - create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries"
4.breed - have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
procreate, reproduce, multiply - have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate"
pullulate - breed freely and abundantly

breed

noun
1. variety, family, line, sort, kind, race, class, stock, type, species, strain, pedigree rare breeds of cattle
2. kind, sort, type, variety, order, brand, stamp, genre, calibre the new breed of walking holidays
verb
1. rear, tend, keep, raise, maintain, farm, look after, care for, bring up, nurture, nourish He lived alone, breeding horses and dogs.
2. reproduce, multiply, propagate, procreate, produce offspring, bear young, bring forth young, generate offspring, beget offspring, develop Frogs will usually breed in any convenient pond.
3. produce, cause, create, occasion, generate, bring about, arouse, originate, give rise to, stir up If they are unemployed it's bound to breed resentment.

breed

verb
1. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
2. To be the biological father of:
3. To cause to come into existence:
4. To bring into existence and foster the development of:
noun
A class that is defined by the common attribute or attributes possessed by all its members:
Informal: persuasion.
Translations
ربىسلالة، نوع، نسلنَسْليَتَناسَليلد
отглеждампораждампородапроизходразвъждам
chovatmít mladéplemenorasarodit
raceyngleavleformere sigopdrætte
jalostaarotusynnyttääkasvattaalisääntyä
pasminauzgajati
utódot hoz létre
besar
auka kyn sittkyn, tegundrækta
品種品種改良する
사육하다품종
augintiauklėjimasdaugintisišaugintasišauklėtas
audzētšķirnesugavairoties
gojitipasmarazmnoževati se
föda uppras
เลี้ยงพันธุ์
giốngnhân giống

breed

[briːd] (bred (vb: pt, pp))
A. N (lit) [of animal] → raza f; [of plant] → variedad f (fig) → estirpe f
B. VT
1. [+ animals] → criar
town bredcriado en la ciudad
they are bred for showse crían para las exposiciones
we breed them for huntinglos criamos para la caza
2. (fig) [+ hate, suspicion] → crear, engendrar
C. VI [animals] → reproducirse, procrear
they breed like flies or rabbitsse multiplican como conejos

breed

[ˈbriːd] [bred] [ˈbrɛd] (pt, pp)
vt
[+ animals] → élever, faire l'élevage de
to breed dogs → faire de l'élevage de chiens
[+ plants] → produire
[+ violence, resentment, hate, suspicion] → engendrer
violence breeds violence → la violence appelle la violence
to be born and bred somewhere (= born and brought up)
I was born and bred in Perth → Je suis né et j'ai grandi à Perth.
a Londoner born and bred → un vrai Londonien
vi [animal] → se reproduire
n
[animal] → race f
(= type) → sorte f, espèce f
a new breed of → une nouvelle espèce de
a new breed of actors → une nouvelle espèce d'acteurs, des acteurs d'une nouvelle espèce
the new breed of → la nouvelle génération de

breed

vb: pret, ptp <bred>
n (lit, fig: = species) → Art f, → Sorte f; they produced a new breedsie haben eine neue Züchtung hervorgebracht; a breed apart (fig)eine besondere or spezielle Sorte or Gattung
vt
(= raise, rear) animals, flowerszüchten ? born
(fig: = give rise to) → erzeugen; dirt breeds diseaseSchmutz verursacht Krankheit, Schmutz zieht Krankheit nach sich
vi (animals)Junge haben; (birds)brüten; (pej, hum, people) → sich vermehren

breed

[briːd] (bred (vb: pt, pp))
1. nrazza, varietà f inv (fig) → tipo, specie f inv
2. vtallevare (fig) (hate, suspicion) → generare, provocare
3. vi (animals) → riprodursi

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

نَسْل, يَتَناسَل chovat, plemeno avle, race Rasse, züchten αναπαράγω, ράτσα criar, raza jalostaa, rotu élever, race pasmina, uzgajati allevare, razza 品種, 品種改良する 사육하다, 품종 kweken, ras avle, rase rasa, wyhodować procriar, raça выводить, порода föda upp, ras เลี้ยง, พันธุ์ cins, yetiştirmek giống, nhân giống 品种, 繁殖

breed

vt. criar, producir, engendrar.
References in classic literature ?
I did so regretfully, and the dim objects in the room emerged from the shadows and took their place about me with the helpfulness which custom breeds.
The sperm whale, as with all other species of the Leviathan, but unlike most other fish, breeds indifferently at all seasons; after a gestation which may probably be set down at nine months, producing but one at a time; though in some few known instances giving birth to an Esau and Jacob: -- a contingency provided for in suckling by two teats, curiously situated, one on each side of the anus; but the breasts themselves extend upwards from that.
We knocked the head out of an empty hogshead and hoisted this hogshead to the flat roof of the chapel, where we clamped it down fast, poured in gunpowder till it lay loosely an inch deep on the bottom, then we stood up rockets in the hogshead as thick as they could loosely stand, all the different breeds of rockets there are; and they made a portly and imposing sheaf, I can tell you.
Sometimes there would be as many dogs around the pavilion as students; and of all breeds and of all degrees of beauty and ugliness.
Thus roving on In confus'd march forlorn, th' adventrous Bands With shuddring horror pale, and eyes agast View'd first thir lamentable lot, and found No rest: through many a dark and drearie Vaile They pass'd, and many a Region dolorous, O're many a Frozen, many a Fierie Alpe, Rocks, Caves, Lakes, Fens, Bogs, Dens, and shades of death, A Universe of death, which God by curse Created evil, for evil only good, Where all life dies, death lives, and nature breeds, Perverse, all monstrous, all prodigious things, Abominable, inutterable, and worse Then Fables yet have feign'd, or fear conceiv'd, GORGONS and HYDRA'S, and CHIMERA'S dire.
If, on the other hand, I swim further in search of some shelving beach or harbour, a hurricane may carry me out to sea again sorely against my will, or heaven may send some great monster of the deep to attack me; for Amphitrite breeds many such, and I know that Neptune is very angry with me.
But when you disarm them, you at once offend them by showing that you distrust them, either for cowardice or for want of loyalty, and either of these opinions breeds hatred against you.
It is time we should be moving, as we are the only Episcopalians in the neighborhood; that is, I and Benjamin, and Elizabeth; for I count half— breeds, like Marmaduke as bad as heretics.
Familiarity breeds contempt; I have made myself too cheap.
A FARMER of the Augustan age Perused in Virgil's golden page, The story of the secret won From Proteus by Cyrene's son How the dank sea-god sowed the swain Means to restore his hives again More briefly, how a slaughtered bull Breeds honey by the bellyful.
Risk breeds recklessness, and when greed is added there are fine chances for every kind of accident in the crowded fleet, which, like a mob of sheep, is huddled round some unrecognised leader.
Therefore they were coveted all along the border, and since demand inevitably breeds supply, they were supplied at the risk of life and limb for exactly their weight in coined silver - seven and one half pounds' weight of rupees, or sixteen pounds sterling reckoning the rupee at par.