Breeding
Breed Breed, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bred}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Breeding}.] [OE. breden, AS. br[=e]dan to nourish, cherish, keep warm, from br[=o]d brood; akin to D. broeden to brood, OHG. bruoten, G. br["u]ten. See {Brood}.] 1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch. [1913 Webster]

Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster. [1913 Webster]

To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness. --Everett. [1913 Webster]

3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up. [1913 Webster]

But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant. --Bp. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease. [1913 Webster]

Lest the place And my quaint habits breed astonishment. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men. [1913 Webster]

6. To raise, as any kind of stock. [1913 Webster]

7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Children would breed their teeth with less danger. --Locke. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate; bring up; nourish; train; instruct. [1913 Webster]


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