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  4  definitions  found 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Breeding  \Breed"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  or  process  of  generating  or  bearing. 
 
  2.  The  raising  or  improving  of  any  kind  of  domestic  animals; 
  as  farmers  should  pay  attention  to  breeding. 
 
  3.  Nurture;  education;  formation  of  manners. 
 
  She  had  her  breeding  at  my  father's  charge.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  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. 
 
  Delicacy  of  breeding,  or  that  polite  deference  and 
  respect  which  civility  obliges  us  either  to  express 
  or  counterfeit  towards  the  persons  with  whom  we 
  converse.  --Hume. 
 
  5.  Descent;  pedigree;  extraction.  [Obs.] 
 
  Honest  gentlemen,  I  know  not  your  breeding.  --Shak. 
 
  {Close  breeding},  {In  and  in  breeding},  breeding  from  a  male 
  and  female  from  the  same  parentage. 
 
  {Cross  breeding},  breeding  from  a  male  and  female  of 
  different  lineage. 
 
  {Good  breeding},  politeness;  genteel  deportment. 
 
  Syn:  Education;  instruction;  nurture;  training;  manners.  See 
  {Education}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  breeding 
  adj  :  producing  offspring  or  set  aside  especially  for  producing 
  offspring;  "the  breeding  population";  "retained  a  few 
  bulls  for  breeding  purposes" 
  n  1:  elegance  by  virtue  of  fineness  of  manner  and  expression 
  [syn:  {refinement},  {genteelness},  {gentility}] 
  2:  the  result  of  good  upbringing  (especially  knowledge  of 
  correct  social  behavior);  "a  woman  of  breeding  and 
  refinement"  [syn:  {education},  {training}] 
  3:  raising  someone  to  be  an  accepted  member  of  the  community; 
  "they  debated  whether  nature  or  nurture  was  more 
  important"  [syn:  {bringing  up},  {fostering},  {fosterage}, 
  {nurture},  {nurturing},  {raising},  {rearing},  {upbringing}] 
  4:  the  production  of  animals  or  plants  by  inbreeding  or 
  hybridization 
  5:  the  activity  of  conceiving  and  bearing  offspring  [syn:  {reproduction}, 
  {procreation}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Breeding,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42715 




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