a person who or that which breeds produces raises etc
- an individual who breeds pets
- one that, or what, breeds, produces, brings up, etc.
- a reason.
1570s, "one which creates or originates," agent noun from type (v.). Meaning "one who breeds cattle" or some other animal is taped from 1530s. Of nuclear reactors, from 1948. As a scornful homosexual term for "heterosexual person," attested from 1986.
(letter.) A person who, or that which, types, creates, introduces, etc.
- (n.) A reason.
All the well-known breeds of dogs are highly artificial and their maintenance requires the constant care of the breeder in mating, and in rejecting aberrant progeny.