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 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.
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.
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.
Breeders believe that long limbs are almost always accompanied by an elongated head.
He hoped to find some new method of making a living and aspired to become a professional breeder of ferrets.
He is annihilating the crooked streets and building in their stead noble boulevards as straight as an arrow--avenues which a cannon ball could traverse from end to end without meeting an obstruction more irresistible than the flesh and bones of men--boulevards whose stately edifices will never afford refuges and plotting places for starving, discontented revolution breeders.
It will now be his valued privilege to represent an absent rector in a country living; remote from cities, secluded in pastoral solitude, among simple breeders of sheep.
His entry into the ranks of the agriculturists and breeders was a step in the young man's career which had been anticipated neither by himself nor by others.
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.
Breeders Club is confident that you will not find a breeder, kennel, pet shop, shelter, rescue or website that offers the guarantees that afford you the protections and peace of mind that Breeders Club does.
3 March 2010 - Chinese broiler producer Yuhe International has completed the construction of a new breeder farm, bringing the company's total number of breeder farms to 28, with 15 in operation today.
Hearing people say there's no such thing as a responsible dog breeder as long as millions of healthy animals are killed in shelters really gets my hackles up.