HyperDic: breeding

English > 6 senses of the word breeding:
NOUNattributebreeding, genteelness, gentilityelegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
attributebreeding, education, trainingthe result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
actbreeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringinghelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
actbreedingthe production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
actbreeding, reproduction, procreation, facts of lifethe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
ADJECTIVEallbreedingproducing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
breeding > pronunciation
Soundsbriy'dihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > breeding: 6 senses > adjective 1
Meaningproducing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring.
Examples
  • "the breeding population"
  • "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
BroaderfruitfulProductive or conducive to producing in abundance
English > breeding: 6 senses > noun 1, attribute
Meaningelegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression.
Synonymsgenteelness, gentility
BroadereleganceA refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
Spanisheducación, elegancia, refinamiento
Catalaneducació, elegància, refinament
English > breeding: 6 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
Example"a woman of breeding and refinement"
Synonymseducation, training
BroaderupbringingProperties acquired during a person's formative years
Spanisheducación, instrucción
Catalaneducació, instrucció
English > breeding: 6 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningHelping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community.
Synonymsbringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
Broadersocialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturationThe adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
Spanisheducación, formación
Catalaneducació
English > breeding: 6 senses > noun 4, act
MeaningThe production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.
Narrowerautosexing(especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching
cattle breedingBreeding cattle
dog breedingBreeding dogs
horse breedingBreeding horses
Broaderproduction(economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
Spanishcría, crianza
Catalancria
Verbsbreedcause to procreate (animals)
English > breeding: 6 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningThe sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring.
Synonymsreproduction, procreation, facts of life
Narrowergeneration, multiplication, propagationThe act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
miscegenation, crossbreeding, interbreedingreproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
Broadersexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activityActivities associated with sexual intercourse
Spanishprocreación, reproducción
Catalanprocreació, reproducció
Verbsbreedhave young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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