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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bred  \Bred\, 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Breed}. 
 
  {Bred  out},  degenerated.  ``The  strain  of  man's  bred  out  into 
  baboon  and  monkey.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Bred  to  arms}.  See  under  {Arms}. 
 
  {Well  bred}. 
  a  Of  a  good  family;  having  a  good  pedigree.  ``A  gentleman 
  well  bred  and  of  good  name.''  --Shak.  [Obs.,  except  as 
  applied  to  domestic  animals.] 
  b  Well  brought  up  as  shown  in  having  good  manners; 
  cultivated;  refined;  polite. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breed  \Breed\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bred};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Breeding}.]  [OE.  breden,  AS  br[=e]dan  to  nourish,  cherish, 
  keep  warm,  from  br[=o]d  brood;  akin  to  D.  broeden  to  brood, 
  OHG.  bruoten,  G.  br["u]ten.  See  {Brood}.] 
  1.  To  produce  as  offspring;  to  bring  forth;  to  bear;  to 
  procreate;  to  generate;  to  beget;  to  hatch. 
 
  Yet  every  mother  breeds  not  sons  alike.  --Shak. 
 
  If  the  sun  breed  maggots  in  a  dead  dog.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  take  care  of  in  infancy,  and  through  the  age  of  youth; 
  to  bring  up  to  nurse  and  foster. 
 
  To  bring  thee  forth  with  pain,  with  care  to  breed. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  Born  and  bred  on  the  verge  of  the  wilderness. 
  --Everett. 
 
  3.  To  educate;  to  instruct;  to  form  by  education;  to  train; 
  --  sometimes  followed  by  up 
 
  But  no  care  was  taken  to  breed  him  a  Protestant. 
  --Bp.  Burnet. 
 
  His  farm  may  not  remove  his  children  too  far  from 
  him  or  the  trade  he  breeds  them  up  in  --Locke. 
 
  4.  To  engender;  to  cause  to  occasion;  to  originate;  to 
  produce;  as  to  breed  a  storm;  to  breed  disease. 
 
  Lest  the  place  And  my  quaint  habits  breed 
  astonishment.  --Milton. 
 
  5.  To  give  birth  to  to  be  the  native  place  of  as  a  pond 
  breeds  fish;  a  northern  country  breeds  stout  men. 
 
  6.  To  raise,  as  any  kind  of  stock. 
 
  7.  To  produce  or  obtain  by  any  natural  process.  [Obs.] 
 
  Children  would  breed  their  teeth  with  less  danger. 
  --Locke. 
 
  Syn:  To  engender;  generate;  beget;  produce;  hatch;  originate; 
  bring  up  nourish;  train;  instruct. 




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