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Breed

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

Breedv. t. [OE. breden, AS. brēdan to nourish, cherish, keep warm, from brōd brood; akin to D. broeden to brood, OHG. bruoten, G. brÜten. See Brood.].
  •  To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.  [1913 Webster]
    "Yet every mother breeds not sons alike."  [1913 Webster]
    "If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.  [1913 Webster]
    "To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.  [1913 Webster]
    "But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant."  [1913 Webster]
    "His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.  [1913 Webster]
    "Lest the place
    And my quaint habits breed astonishment.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise, as any kind of stock.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To produce or obtain by any natural process.  [1913 Webster]
    "Children would breed their teeth with less danger."  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate; bring up; nourish; train; instruct.
Breedv. i. 
  •  To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.  [1913 Webster]
    "That they breed abundantly in the earth."  [1913 Webster]
    "The mother had never bred before."  [1913 Webster]
    "Ant. Is your gold and silver ewes and rams?
    Shy. I can not tell. I make it breed as fast.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.  [1913 Webster]
    "Heavens rain grace
    On that which breeds between them.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To raise a breed; to get progeny.  [1913 Webster]
    "The kind of animal which you wish to breed from."  [1913 Webster]
To breed in and in, to breed from animals of the same stock that are closely related.
Breedn. 
  •  A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.  [1913 Webster]
    "Twice fifteen thousand hearts of England's breed."  [1913 Webster]
    "Greyhounds of the best breed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.  [1913 Webster]
    "Are these the breed of wits so wondered at?"  [1913 Webster]
    "This courtesy is not of the right breed."  [1913 Webster]
  •  A number produced at once; a brood.  [1913 Webster]
    " Breed is usually applied to domestic animals; species or variety to wild animals and to plants; and race to men."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Breed, v. & n.
--v. (past and past part. bred)
1 tr. & intr. bear, generate (offspring).
2 tr. & intr. propagate or cause to propagate; raise (livestock).
3 tr. a yield, produce; result in (war breeds famine). b spread (discontent bred by rumour).
4 intr. arise; spread (disease breeds in the Tropics).
5 tr. bring up; train (bred to the law; Hollywood breeds stars).
6 tr. Physics create (fissile material) by nuclear reaction.
--n.
1 a stock of animals or plants within a species, having a similar appearance, and usu. developed by deliberate selection.
2 a race; a lineage.
3 a sort, a kind.

Idiom
bred and born = born and bred. bred in the bone hereditary. breeder reactor a nuclear reactor that can create more fissile material than it consumes. breed in mate with or marry near relations.
Derivative
breeder n.
Etymology
OE bredan: rel. to BROOD

THESAURUS

Breed

accrue, accumulate, advance, affiliation, animal kingdom, apparentation, appear, appreciate, apprentice, arise, author, balloon, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, bear, beget, birth, bloat, blood, bloodline, boom, branch, brand, break, break in, breed true, bring about, bring forth, bring into being, bring to effect, bring to pass, bring up, broaden, brood, call into being, carry, carry young, cast, cause, character, children, clan, class, coin, color, common ancestry, conceive, concoct, condition, consanguinity, contrive, cook up, copulate, cover, create, crescendo, crossbreed, cultivate, culture, deme, denomination, derivation, descendants, descent, description, design, designation, develop, devise, direct line, discipline, discover, distaff side, do, dream up, drill, effect, effectuate, engender, establish, evolve, exercise, extraction, fabricate, family, farm, father, fatten, feather, feed, female line, fetch up, filiation, fit, folk, form, foster, found, frame, fruit, gain, gain strength, generate, genre, gens, genus, gestate, get, get ahead, get up, give being to, give birth to, give occasion to, give origin to, give rise to, go up, grain, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, groom, grow, hatch, heirs, hostages to fortune, house, house-train, housebreak, ilk, improve, improvise, inaugurate, inbreed, increase, incubate, induce, inheritors, institute, intensify, invent, issue, keep, kidney, kids, kin, kind, label, lick into shape, line, line of descent, lineage, little ones, lot, make, make do with, make love, make up, male line, manner, mark, matriclan, mature, mint, mold, mother, mount, multiply, muster up, nation, nature, new generation, number, nurse, nurture, occasion, offspring, order, originate, outbreed, patriclan, people, persuasion, phratry, phyle, phylum, plan, plant kingdom, posterity, practice, prepare, procreate, produce, progenerate, progeny, proliferate, propagate, put in tune, put to school, race, raise, ranch, ready, realize, rear, rehearse, reproduce, reproduce in kind, rise, rising generation, run, run up, seed, send to school, sept, set, set afloat, set on foot, set up, shape, shoot up, side, sire, sit, snowball, sons, sort, spawn, spear side, species, spindle side, spread, stamp, stem, stirps, stock, strain, strengthen, strike out, stripe, style, succession, swell, sword side, take in hand, the like of, the likes of, think out, think up, totem, train, treasures, tribe, type, variety, wax, widen, work, work up, younglings, youngsters

ROGET THESAURUS

Breed

Consanguinity

N consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood, parentage, filiation, affiliation, lineage, agnation, connection, alliance, family connection, family tie, ties of blood, nepotism, kinsman, kinfolk, kith and kin, relation, relative, connection, sibling, sib, next of kin, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece, cousin, cousin- german, first cousin, second cousin, cousin once removed, cousin twice removed, ear relation, distant relation, brother, sister, one's own flesh and blood, family, fraternity, brotherhood, sisterhood, cousinhood, race, stock, generation, sept, stirps, side, strain, breed, clan, tribe, nation, related, akin, consanguineous, of the blood, family, allied, collateral, cognate, agnate, connate, kindred, affiliated, fraternal, intimately related, nearly related, closely related, remotely related, distantly related, allied, german.

Preparation

VB prepare, get ready, make ready, make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation, set in order, put in order, forecast, prepare the ground, plow the ground, dress the ground, till the soil, cultivate the soil, predispose, sow the seed, lay a train, dig a mine, lay the groundwork, fix the groundwork, lay the basis, fix the basis, lay the foundations, fix the foundations, dig the foundations, erect the scaffolding, lay the first stone, roughhew, cut out work, block out, hammer out, lick into shape, elaborate, mature, ripen, mellow, season, bring to maturity, nurture, hatch, cook, brew, temper, anneal, smelt, barbecue, infumate, maturate, equip, arm, man, fit-out, fit up, furnish, rig, dress, garnish, betrim, accouter, array, fettle, fledge, dress up, furbish up, brush up, vamp up, refurbish, sharpen one's tools, trim one's foils, set, prime, attune, whet the knife, whet the sword, wind up, screw up, adjust, put in trim, put in train, put in gear, put in working order, put in tune, put in a groove for, put in harness, pack, train, inure, breed, prepare for, rehearse, make provision for, take steps, take measures, take precautions, provide, provide against, beat up for recruits, open the door to, set one's house in order, make all snug, clear the decks, clear for action, close one's ranks, shuffle the cards, prepare oneself, serve an apprenticeship, lay oneself out for, get into harness, gird up one's loins, buckle on one's armor, reculer pour mieux sauter, prime and load, shoulder arms, get the steam up, put the horses to, guard against, make sure against, forearm, make sure, prepare for the evil day, have a rod in pickle, provide against a rainy day, feather one's nest, lay in provisions, make investments, keep on foot, be prepared, be ready, hold oneself in readiness, keep one's powder dry, lie in wait for, anticipate, principiis obstare, veniente occurrere morbo.

Class

N class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section, department, subdepartment, province, domain, kind, sort, genus, species, variety, family, order, kingdom, race, tribe, caste, sept, clan, breed, type, subtype, kit, sect, set, subset, assortment, feather, kidney, suit, range, gender, sex, kin, manner, description, denomination, designation, rubric, character, stamp predicament, indication, particularization, selection, specification, similarity.

Production

VB produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture, weave, forge, coin, carve, chisel, build, raise, edify, rear, erect, put together, set up, run up, establish, constitute, compose, organize, institute, achieve, accomplish, flower, bear fruit, fructify, teem, ean, yean, farrow, drop, pup, kitten, kindle, bear, lay, whelp, bring forth, give birth to, lie in, be brought to bed of, evolve, pullulate, usher into the world, make productive, create, beget, get, generate, fecundate, impregnate, procreate, progenerate, propagate, engender, bring into being, call into being, bring into existence, breed, hatch, develop, bring up, induce, superinduce, suscitate, cause, acquire.

Posterity

N posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat, family, grandchildren, heirs, great-grandchild, child, son, daughter, butcha, bantling, scion, acrospire, plumule, shoot, sprout, olive-branch, sprit, branch, off-shoot, off- set, ramification, descendant, heir, heiress, heir-apparent, heir- presumptive, chip off the old block, heredity, rising generation, straight descent, sonship, line, lineage, filiation, primogeniture, filial, diphyletic, the child is father of the man, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, like father, like son.

Husbandry

VB tame, domesticate, acclimatize, breed, tend, break in, train, cage, bridle.

Teaching

VB teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor, cram, prime, coach, enlighten, inculcate, indoctrinate, inoculate, infuse, instill, infix, ingraft, infiltrate, imbue, impregnate, implant, graft, sow the seeds of, disseminate, given an idea of, put up to, put in the way of, set right, sharpen the wits, enlarge the mind, give new ideas, open the eyes, bring forward, teach the young idea how to shoot, improve, expound, lecture, read a lesson, give a lesson, give a lecture, give a sermon, give a discourse, incept, hold forth, preach, sermonize, moralize, point a moral, train, discipline, bring up, bring up to, form, ground, prepare, qualify, drill, exercise, practice, habituate, familiarize with, nurture, drynurse, breed, rear, take in hand, break, break in, tame, preinstruct, initiate, inure, put to nurse, send to school, direct, guide, direct attention to, impress upon the mind, impress upon the memory, beat into, beat into the head, convince, book, workbook, exercise book, preach to the wise, teach one's grandmother to suck eggs, teach granny to suck eggs, preach to the converted.


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