Dictionary Results for breeding

1. breeding - noun

· elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

Synonym(s): genteelness, gentility

Hypernym(s): elegance

2. breeding - noun

· the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"

Synonym(s): education, training

Hypernym(s): upbringing

3. breeding - noun

· helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Synonym(s): bringing_up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing

Hypernym(s): socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation

4. breeding - noun

· the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

Hypernym(s): production

5. breeding - noun

· the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Synonym(s): reproduction, procreation, facts_of_life

Hypernym(s): sexual_activity, sexual_practice, sex, sex_activity

6. breed - verb

· call forth

Synonym(s): engender, spawn

Hypernym(s): cause, do, make

7. breed - verb

· copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

Synonym(s): cover

Hypernym(s): copulate, mate, pair, couple

8. breed - verb

· cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"

Hypernym(s): produce, make, create

9. breed - verb

· have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"

Synonym(s): multiply

Hypernym(s): reproduce, procreate, multiply

10. breeding - adjective

· producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

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