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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 ?
When, on the one hand, we see domesticated animals and plants, though often weak and sickly, yet breeding quite freely under confinement; and when, on the other hand, we see individuals, though taken young from a state of nature, perfectly tamed, long-lived, and healthy (of which I could give numerous instances), yet having their reproductive system so seriously affected by unperceived causes as to fail in acting, we need not be surprised at this system, when it does act under confinement, acting not quite regularly, and producing offspring not perfectly like their parents or variable.
The supposed aboriginal stocks must all have been rock-pigeons, that is, not breeding or willingly perching on trees.
And this is the explanation of the name (TOKOS), which means the breeding of money.
It seems at first strange that it can answer to kill mares for such a trifle; but as it is thought ridiculous in this country ever to break in or ride a mare, they are of no value except for breeding.
Previously to July, 1830, this estimable class of citizens had not dared to indulge their native tastes for extravagance and parade, the grave dignity and high breeding of a very ancient but impoverished nobility holding them in some restraint; and, then, THEIR fortunes were still uncertain; the funds were not firm, and even the honorable and worthy Jacques Lafitte, a man to ennoble any calling, was shaking in credit.
The complement of this graceful self-respect, and that of all the points of good breeding I most require and insist upon, is deference.
It is not quite sufficient to good- breeding, a union of kindness and independence.
Because elegance comes of no breeding, but of birth.
And if care was not taken in the breeding, your dogs and birds would greatly deteriorate?
The limited space of most zoos relegate stallions to isolation, but The Wilds' extensive rangeland allows horses to run free and develop natural rankings, so the SSP breeding restriction was lifted.
In December 2000, an infectious disease spread through a captive breeding group of African wild dogs (Lycaon pictus) in Tanzania, killing 49 of 52 animals within 2 months.
But there is just enough historical basis to the breeding notion to see how the street theories of a Jimmy the Greek get started.