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  Definition of breed
  1. a lineage or race of people
  2. 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"
  3. a special lineage; "a breed of Americans"
  4. half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)
  5. have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"
  6. of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"
  7. copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
  8. call forth
Similar Words: strain, stock, half-breed, multiply, cover, engender, spawn

 

Hyponyms: bloodstock, pedigree, metis, pullulate, mongrelize, mongrelise, crossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreed

 

Grouped Verbs: brood, hatch, cover, incubate

 

Member Meronyms: species

 

Derivational Morphology: multiply, stock, generation, multiplication, propagation, half-breed, strain, reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life, breeder, stock breeder

 

Language Translations:
Bulgarian: отглеждам   Catalan: criar  
Dutch: broeden   Finnish: lisääntyä  
German: aufziehen   Indonesian: besar  
Japanese: 育てる   Korean: 낳다  
Polish: płodzić   Russian: плодиться  
Spanish: criar  
 
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