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breeding

noun

1 breeding

Elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression.

synonyms: genteelness, gentility.

Roget 852: fashion, style, ton, bon ton, society; good society, polite society; monde [Fr.]; drawing-room, civilized life, civilization, town, beau monde [Fr.], high life, ... show more

Roget 894: courtesy; respect etc. 928; good manners, good behavior, good breeding; manners; politeness etc. adj.; bienseance, urbanity, ... show more

Roget 370: husbandry, taming etc. v.; circuration, zoohygiantics; domestication, domesticity; manege [Fr.], veterinary art; farriery; breeding, pisciculture.    menagerie, ... show more

Dutch: deftigheid



2 breeding

The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior):
— A woman of breeding and refinement.

synonyms: education, training.

Dutch: ontwikkeling

3 breeding

Helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community.

synonyms: bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing.

Dutch: opvoeding
Polish: wychowanie

4 breeding

The production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.

Dutch: bouw, fokken, kweek, teelt, teling, verbouw

5 breeding

The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring.

synonyms: facts of life, procreation, reproduction.

Dutch: procreatie, propagatie, reproductie, reproduktie, vermenigvuldiging, voortplanting
Polish: reprodukcja, rozpłód

adjective

1 breeding

Producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring.

Polish: rozpłodowy, zarodowy


Moby thesaurus: alpha decay, animal husbandry, animal rearing, apprenticeship, atom-chipping, atom-smashing, atomic disintegration, atomic reaction, atomization, basic training, bee culture, beekeeping, begetting, beta decay, bombardment, breaking, bullet, cattle-ranching, chain reaction, chicken-farming ... show more.

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breed

noun

1 breed

A special variety of domesticated animals within a species:
— He experimented on a particular breed of white rats.

synonyms: stock, strain.

Roget 11: consanguinity, relationship, kindred, blood; parentage etc. (paternity) 166; filiation, affiliation; lineage, agnation, connection, alliance; ... show more

Roget 75: class, division, category, categorema, head, order, section; department, subdepartment, province, domain.    kind, sort, genus, ... show more

Roget 167: posterity, progeny, breed, issue, offspring, brood, litter, seed, farrow, spawn, spat; family, grandchildren, ... show more

Dutch: ras, soort
Polish: szczep

2 breed

A special type.

verb

1 breed

Call forth.

synonyms: engender, spawn.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 161: produce, perform, operate, do, make, gar, form, construct, fabricate, frame, contrive, manufacture; weave, ... show more

Roget 370: tame, domesticate, acclimatize, breed, tend, break in, train; cage, bridle, etc. (restrain) 751.   

Roget 537: teach, instruct, educate, edify, school, tutor; cram, prime, coach; enlighten etc. (inform) 527.    inculcate, ... show more

Dutch: paaien, zaaien

2 breed

Copulate with a female, used especially of horses.

synonym: cover.

Dutch: bespringen, dekken

3 breed

Cause to procreate (animals).

4 breed

Have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms):
— Pandas rarely breed in captivity.

synonym: multiply.

Dutch: broeden, fokken


Moby thesaurus: accrue, accumulate, advance, affiliation, animal kingdom, apparentation, appear, appreciate, apprentice, arise, author, balloon, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, bear, beget, birth, bloat ... show more.

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