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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 ?
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.
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.
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.
cried the assassin, "we have no time to lose," and started for the aperture through which they had entered the chamber; but in his stride he paused as his glance was arrested by the form of the mighty rykor Iying prone upon the floor--a king's rykor; the most beautiful, the most powerful, that the breeders of Bantoom could produce.
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.
Breeders believe that long limbs are almost always accompanied by an elongated head.
They are good breeders of cattle, and are kind and merciful to the brute creation.
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.