breeding

Primary Meanings of breeding

1.
nadj
the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring
2.
n
elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
Full Definitions of breeding
1

n the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Synonyms:
facts of life, procreation, reproduction
Types:
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

n the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

Types:
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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

adj 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
2

n elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

Synonyms:
genteelness, gentility
Type of:
elegance
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

n the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

“a woman of breeding and refinement”
Synonyms:
education, training
Type of:
upbringing
properties acquired during a person's formative years

n helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Synonyms:
bringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing
Type of:
acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization
the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

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