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Definition of 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

All dogs can become aggressive, but the difference between an aggressive Chihuahua and an aggressive pit bull is that the pit bull can do more damage. That's why it's important to make sure you are a hundred percent ready for the responsibility if you own a 'power' breed, like a pit bull, German shepherd, or Rottweiler.
Cesar Millan

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

We cannot be kind to each other here for even an hour. We whisper, and hint, and chuckle and grin at our brother's shame; however you take it we men are a little breed.
Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

I'm a walking, talking enigma. We're a dying breed.
Larry David
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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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