HyperDic: breed

English > 6 senses of the word breed:
VERBcreationbreed, engender, spawncall forth
contactbreed, covercopulate with a female, used especially of horses
contactbreedcause to procreate (animals)
bodybreed, multiplyhave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
NOUNgroupbreed, strain, stocka special variety of domesticated animals within a species
cognitionbreeda special type
breed > pronunciation
Soundsbriy'd
Rhymesable-bodied ... worried: 105 rhymes with iyd...
English > breed: 6 senses > noun 1, group
MeaningA special variety of domesticated animals within a species.
Example"he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
Synonymsstrain, stock
Member ofspecies(biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed
Narrowerbloodstockthoroughbred horses (collectively)
pedigreeline of descent of a purebred animal
Broaderanimal groupA group of animals
variety(biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics / characteristics
Spanishraza, variedad
Catalanraça
Verbsbreedhave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
breedcause to procreate (animals)
English > breed: 6 senses > noun 2, cognition
MeaningA special type.
Example"Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"
BroadertypeA subdivision of a particular kind of thing
English > breed: 6 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningCall forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsengender, spawn
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishengendrar, generar, procrear
Catalanengendrar
English > breed: 6 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningcopulate with a female, used especially of horses.
PatternSomething ----s
Synonymcover
Categoryanimal husbandryBreeding and caring for farm animals
Broadercopulate, mate, pair, coupleEngage in sexual intercourse
Similar tobrood, hatch, cover, incubateSit on (eggs)
Spanishcriar, cubrir
English > breed: 6 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningCause to procreate (animals).
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"She breeds dogs"
Narrowercrossbreed, cross, hybridize, hybridise, interbreedBreed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties
mongrelize, mongreliseCause to become a mongrel
Broaderproduce, make, createcreate or manufacture a man-made product
Spanishcriar
Catalancriar
Nounsbreeda special variety of domesticated animals within a species
breedera person who breeds animals
breedingthe production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
English > breed: 6 senses > verb 4, body
Meaninghave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms).
PatternSomething ----s
Example"pandas rarely breed in captivity"
Synonymmultiply
NarrowerpullulateBreed freely and abundantly
Broaderreproduce, procreate, multiplyhave offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant
Spanishcriar, multiplicarse, multiplicar
Catalanaugmentar, criar, engendrar, multiplicar-se, multiplicar
Nounsbreeda special variety of domesticated animals within a species
breedingthe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

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