Breed Breed, n. 1. A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance. [1913 Webster]

Twice fifteen thousand hearts of England's breed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Greyhounds of the best breed. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster]

2. Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities. [1913 Webster]

Are these the breed of wits so wondered at? --Shak. [1913 Webster]

This courtesy is not of the right breed. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. A number produced at once; a brood. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Note: Breed is usually applied to domestic animals; species or variety to wild animals and to plants; and race to men. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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