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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category (part of speech: noun)
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parentage (part of speech: noun)
procreate (part of speech: verb)
manage animals (part of speech: verb)
- Of course, Terra being the original world, was bound to have the best the race could breed in all lines of endeavor. - "Man of Many Minds", E. Everett Evans.
- " That is exactly the breed I want," he answered. - "The Girl at Cobhurst", Frank Richard Stockton.
- The differences in the symptoms are accounted for by peculiarities of breed, the condition of stalls, the food the animals have lived on, and similar circumstances. - "On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment", HonorÃ© Bourguignon.