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breedings, plural;
  1. The mating and production of offspring by animals
    • - palolo worms use the moon to time their breeding
  2. The activity of controlling the mating and production of offspring of animals
    • - the breeding of rats and mice for experiments
  3. Training and education, esp. in proper social behavior
    • - a girl of good breeding
  4. The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity
    • - a lady of breeding

  1. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
  2. elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
  3. education: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
  4. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
  5. the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
  6. reproduction: the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  7. Animal breeding is a branch of animal science that addresses the evaluation (using best linear unbiased prediction and other methods) of the genetic value (estimated breeding value, EBV) of domestic livestock. ...
  8. Breeding is the first EP by American indie band Dirty Little Rabbits. It was released on August 15, 2007, for sale exclusively through the New York-based record shop Looney Tunes.
  9. Plant breeding is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of mankind . ...
  10. A breed is a group of domestic animals or plants with a appearance, behavior, and other characteristics that distinguish it from other animals of the same species. ...
  11. (Breed (comics)) Breed is the title of two limited series of comic books, each six issues in length, written and drawn by Jim Starlin and published by Malibu Comics under its Bravura imprint.
  12. (Breed (song)) Nevermind is the second studio album by the American rock band Nirvana, released on September 24, 1991. Produced by Butch Vig, Nevermind was the group's first release on DGC Records. ...
  13. The process through which propagation, growth or development occurs; The act of insemination by natural or artificial means; The act of copulation in animals; Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography; Of, relating to or used for breeding
  14. (breed) All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies eg. a breed of tulip, a breed of animal; A race or lineage; To sexually produce offspring; Of animals, to mate; To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities; To arrange the mating of ...
  15. (BRED) measurement unit for skins
  16. (Bred) Chose particular individuals to mate, so that their young would have particular physical features of behave in a certain way.
  17. (bred) past participle adjective ill-/well-~ mal/bien élevé.
  18. (Breed) An equine group whose members have been selectively bred for consistent characteristics over a period of time and with pedigrees recorded in a stud book.
  19. (Breed) according to Michael Broadbent, English wine authority, breed is "a distinctive and distinguished quality stemming from the combination of fine site soil, cépage (grape type), and the skill of the vignernon (winemaker)’.
  20. (Breed) song #4 on Nevermind. Written by Kurt Cobain.
  21. (BREED (see also COMPLEX, ELEGANT)) Term reserved for wines from the best grape varieties, the so-called "noble grapes". Denotes wines judged to have reached classical expectations of aroma, balance, structure and varietal character.
  22. (Breed) A distinct genetic entity. Recognized members of a breed are entered in an official stud book.
  23. (Breed) Description: A group of animals or plants related by descent from common ancestors and visibly similar in most characteristics. Taxonomically, a species can have numerous breeds. ...
  24. (BREED) To plait. “I was in the steyabul, zet down on the wut ben, breeden the thong of a whip for 'er ladisheep's pleasure, when I heerd a miserable louster up in lote. ...
  25. (Breed) A class of domestic rabbit which reproduces itself with distinctive characteristics, such as fur, markings, shape, and size. A breed may be divided into varieties which are generally identified by color. A breed may be subdivided into varieties. ...