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breeding

 
Adjective breeding has 1 sense
  1. breeding - producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
    Antonym:
    unfruitful (indirect, via fruitful)
Noun breeding has 5 senses
  1. breeding, genteelness, gentility - elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    --1 is a kind of elegance
  2. education, training, breeding - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
    --2 is a kind of upbringing
  3. breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing - raising someone to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    --3 is a kind of socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation
  4. breeding - the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
    --4 is a kind of
    production
    --4 has particulars: autosexing; cattle breeding; dog breeding; horse breeding
    Derived form: verb breed3
  5. reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life - the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    --5 is a kind of sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity
    --5 has particulars:
     miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreeding; generation, multiplication, propagation
    Derived form: verb breed4
Verb breed has 4 senses
  1. engender, breed, spawn - call forth
    --1 is one way to cause, do, make
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. breed, cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
    --2 is one way to copulate, mate, pair, couple
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. breed - of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"
    --3 is one way to
    produce, make, create
    Derived forms: noun breed2, noun breeder1, noun breeding4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. breed, multiply - have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"
    --4 is one way to reproduce, procreate, multiply
    Derived forms: noun breed3, noun breed1, noun breed2, noun breed4, noun breeding5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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