Breed
Breed Breed, v. i. 1. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant. [1913 Webster]

That they breed abundantly in the earth. --Gen. viii. 17. [1913 Webster]

The mother had never bred before. --Carpenter. [1913 Webster]

Ant. Is your gold and silver ewes and rams? Shy. I can not tell. I make it breed as fast. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth. [1913 Webster]

3. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied. [1913 Webster]

Heavens rain grace On that which breeds between them. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To raise a breed; to get progeny. [1913 Webster]

The kind of animal which you wish to breed from. --Gardner. [1913 Webster]

{To breed in and in}, to breed from animals of the same stock that are closely related. [1913 Webster]


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