breeding

Definitions of breeding
  1. noun
    the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
    synonyms: facts of life, procreation, reproduction
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    crossbreeding, interbreeding, miscegenation
    reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)
    generation, multiplication, propagation
    the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production
    biogenesis, biogeny
    the production of living organisms from other living organisms
    type of:
    sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice
    activities associated with sexual intercourse
  2. noun
    the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
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    autosexing
    (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching
    cattle breeding
    breeding cattle
    dog breeding
    breeding dogs
    horse breeding
    breeding horses
    type of:
    production
    (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale
  3. adjective
    producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
    “the breeding population”
    “retained a few bulls for breeding purposes”
    Synonyms:
    fruitful
    productive or conducive to producing in abundance
  4. noun
    elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
    synonyms: genteelness, gentility
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    type of:
    elegance
    a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste
  5. noun
    the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    “a woman of breeding and refinement”
    synonyms: education, training
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    type of:
    upbringing
    properties acquired during a person's formative years
  6. noun
    helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
    synonyms: bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
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    type of:
    acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
    the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture
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