In and in breeding
Breeding Breed"ing, n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing. [1913 Webster]

2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding. [1913 Webster]

3. Nurture; education; formation of manners. [1913 Webster]

She had her breeding at my father's charge. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society. [1913 Webster]

Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and respect which civility obliges us either to express or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we converse. --Hume. [1913 Webster]

5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Close breeding}, {In and in breeding}, breeding from a male and female from the same parentage.

{Cross breeding}, breeding from a male and female of different lineage.

{Good breeding}, politeness; genteel deportment. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See {Education}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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