meaning of breeding

breeding meaning in General Dictionary

The work or procedure for creating or bearing

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  • caused by good upbringing (especially understanding of correct social behavior)
  • making offspring or set aside especially for making offspring
  • elegance by virtue of fineness of fashion and expression
  • assisting somebody develop becoming an accepted person in the community
  • the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
  • the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  • of Breed
  • The act or means of generating or bearing.
  • The increasing or improving of any kind of domestic pets; as, farmers should pay attention to reproduction.
  • cultivate; knowledge; formation of manners.
  • Deportment or behavior when you look at the additional offices and decorums of personal life; manners; knowledge of, or trained in, the ceremonies, or courteous observances of society.
  • Descent; pedigree; removal.

breeding meaning in Etymology Dictionary

late 14c., "hatching, incubation;" additionally "formation, development, development," spoken noun from breed (v.). Meaning "good manners" is from 1590s.


breeding meaning in Sports Dictionary

A vital section of pigeon racing; the fancier must study a bird's pedigree, overall performance, conformation, type and eyes. (recreation: Pigeon Racing)


breeding meaning in General Dictionary

(p. pr. & vb. n.) of Breed

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  • (n.) The work or process of generating or bearing.
  • (letter.) The raising or increasing of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should look closely at reproduction.
  • (letter.) cultivate; knowledge; formation of manners.
  • (n.) Deportment or behavior in outside workplaces and decorums of social life; ways; knowledge of, or trained in, the ceremonies, or courteous observances of society.
  • (n.) Descent; pedigree; removal.

Sentence Examples with the word breeding

There is here a denser population, occupied in the cultivation of wheat, beetroot and fruit, the breeding of excellent cattle, shipping and industrial pursuits.

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