Definition of breeding :
1. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society.
2. Descent; pedigree; extraction.
3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
4. of Breed
5. The act or process of generating or bearing.
6. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
manners, multiplication, blood, didactics, decorum, fostering, gentility, reproduction, nurture, carriage, pedigree, fosterage, couple, gallantry, genealogy, educational activity, bringing up, replica, lineage, propagation, stock, facts of life, procreation, manner, estrus, fecund, reproductive memory, courtesy, courtship, parentage, education, origin, family tree, conduct, action, tact, raising, breed, line, birth, elevation, teaching, behavior, proliferation, extraction, breeder, demeanor, descent, pedagogy, breeding ground, upbringing, lift, strain, rearing, chivalry, bearing, genteelness, grace, fertile, spawning, instruction, fruitful, replication, preparation, life, increase, asexual reproduction, bloodline, deportment
elegance (part of speech: noun)
animal management (part of speech: noun)
managing animals (part of speech: verb)
pregnant (part of speech: adjective)
procreating (part of speech: verb)
- Their eggs are very difficult to find in the breeding season. - "A Cotswold Village", J. Arthur Gibbs.
- " Time you learned something about breeding," he muttered impatiently. - "Kildares of Storm", Eleanor Mercein Kelly.
- So far as is possible to a man of middle- class breeding, I have lived their life, have shared their interests, and have found among them some of my closest and wisest friends. - "A Poor Man's House", Stephen Sydney Reynolds.