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Definition of Breed

Breed

  1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
  2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
  3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.
  4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
  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.
  8. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
  9. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
  10. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
  11. To raise a breed; to get progeny.
  12. A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
  13. Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.
  14. A number produced at once; a brood.

Breed Quotations

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen Hawking

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Being forced to work, and forced to do your best, will breed in you temperance and self-control, diligence and strength of will, cheerfulness and content, and a hundred virtues which the idle will never know.
Charles Kingsley

Breed is stronger than pasture.
George Eliot

Lies are sufficient to breed opinion, and opinion brings on substance.
Francis Bacon
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Breed Translations

breed in Afrikaans is ras, teel, oplei, aanhou
breed in Danish is avle, opdrage, race
breed in Dutch is opkweken, fokken, opfokken, telen
breed in Finnish is kasvattaa, rotu
breed in Italian is procreare, razza
breed in Spanish is casta, raza

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