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Definition of breed:

  1. A number produced at once; a brood.
  2. A race or variety of men or other animals ( or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
  3. Class; sort; kind; - of men, things, or qualities.
  4. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
  5. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
  6. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; - sometimes followed by up.
  7. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
  8. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
  9. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
  10. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
  11. To produce or obtain by any natural process.
  12. To raise a breed; to get progeny.
  13. To raise, as any kind of stock.
  14. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.


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