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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species;
- Example: "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
- Example: "he created a new strain of sheep"
[syn: breed, strain, stock]

2. a special type;
- Example: "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

VERB (4)

1. call forth;
[syn: engender, breed, spawn]

2. copulate with a female, used especially of horses;
- Example: "The horse covers the mare"
[syn: breed, cover]

3. cause to procreate (animals);
- Example: "She breeds dogs"

4. have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms);
- Example: "pandas rarely breed in captivity"
- Example: "These bacteria reproduce"
[syn: breed, multiply]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak. [1913 Webster] If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness. --Everett. [1913 Webster] 3. 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. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster] His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 4. 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. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men. [1913 Webster] 6. To raise, as any kind of stock. [1913 Webster] 7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Children would breed their teeth with less danger. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate; bring up; nourish; train; instruct. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breed \Breed\, n. 1. 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. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Greyhounds of the best breed. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster] 2. Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities. [1913 Webster] Are these the breed of wits so wondered at? --Shak. [1913 Webster] This courtesy is not of the right breed. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. A number produced at once; a brood. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Note: Breed is usually applied to domestic animals; species or variety to wild animals and to plants; and race to men. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breed \Breed\, v. i. 1. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant. [1913 Webster] That they breed abundantly in the earth. --Gen. viii. 17. [1913 Webster] The mother had never bred before. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster] Ant. Is your gold and silver ewes and rams? Shy. I can not tell. I make it breed as fast. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth. [1913 Webster] 3. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied. [1913 Webster] Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between them. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. To raise a breed; to get progeny. [1913 Webster] The kind of animal which you wish to breed from. --Gardner. [1913 Webster] To breed in and in, to breed from animals of the same stock that are closely related. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

breed n 1: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep" [syn: breed, strain, stock] 2: a special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs" v 1: call forth [syn: engender, breed, spawn] 2: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare" [syn: breed, cover] 3: cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs" 4: have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce" [syn: breed, multiply]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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