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  • 21Breed 77 — Infobox musical artist Name = Breed 77 Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Breed Origin = Gibraltar Genre = Rock Flamenco Metal [ [http://www.foxytunes.com/artist/breed77 Foxytunes Breed 77] ] Years active = 1996… …

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  • 22breed — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 type of animal ADJECTIVE ▪ new ▪ rare ▪ hardy ▪ pure ▪ domestic …

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  • 23breed */*/ — I UK [briːd] / US [brɪd] verb Word forms breed : present tense I/you/we/they breed he/she/it breeds present participle breeding past tense bred UK [bred] / US past participle bred 1) a) [intransitive] if animals breed, they become the parents of… …

    English dictionary

  • 24breed — [[t]bri͟ːd[/t]] ♦♦♦ breeds, breeding, bred 1) N COUNT A breed of a pet animal or farm animal is a particular type of it. For example, terriers are a breed of dog. ...rare breeds of cattle... Certain breeds are more dangerous than others. 2) VERB… …

    English dictionary

  • 25breed — 01. The rabbits living on campus [breed] in the spring, so there are lots of baby bunnies around the university in April. 02. We bought our dog from a [breeder], so we know it has been well raised. 03. These dogs have been [bred] to fight, so… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 26breed — breed1 [ brid ] (past tense and past participle bred [ bred ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive if animals breed, they become the parents of young animals: The birds have bred successfully for the past six years. a ) HUMOROUS to have children b ) breed …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 27breed — breed1 S3 [bri:d] v past tense and past participle bred [bred] [: Old English; Origin: bredan] 1.) if animals breed, they ↑mate in order to have babies ▪ Eagles breed during the cooler months of the year. 2.) [T] to keep animals or plants in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 28breed — 1 verb past tense and past participle bred, 1 (I) if animals breed they have babies: Eagles breed during the cooler months of the year. 2 (T) to keep animals or plants in order to produce babies or new plants, or in order to develop new or better …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 29breed — breedable, adj. /breed/, v., bred, breeding, n. v.t. 1. to produce (offspring); procreate; engender. 2. to produce by mating; propagate sexually; reproduce: Ten mice were bred in the laboratory. 3. Hort. a. to cause to reproduce by controlled… …

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  • 30breed — 1. verb /briːd/ a) To sexually produce offspring. She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbors registered bull. b) Of animals, to mate. He tries to breed blue roses. See Also: breeder, breeding …

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  • 31breed — n. 1) a breed apart 2) a hardy; rare breed * * * [briːd] rare breed a hardy a breed apart …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 32breed — {{11}}breed (n.) race, lineage, stock (originally of animals), 1550s, from BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Of persons, from 1590s. Meaning kind, species is from 1580s. {{12}}breed (v.) O.E. bredan bring young to birth, carry, also cherish, keep warm,… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 33breed — 1. verb 1) elephants breed readily in captivity Syn: reproduce, produce/bear/generate offspring, procreate, multiply, propagate; mate 2) she was born and bred in the village Syn: bring up, rear, raise, nurture 3) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 34breed — 1. verb 1) elephants breed readily in captivity Syn: reproduce, produce offspring, procreate, multiply, mate 2) she was born and bred in the village Syn: bring up, rear, raise, nurture 3) …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 35breed — [briːd] (past tense and past participle bred [bred] ) verb I 1) [I] if animals breed, they become the parents of young animals 2) [T] to produce new plants or animals from existing ones 3) [T] to make bad feelings or situations develop Secrecy… …

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  • 36breed — I. verb (bred; breeding) Etymology: Middle English breden, from Old English brēdan; akin to Old English brōd brood Date: before 12th century transitive verb 1. to produce (offspring) by hatching or gestation 2. a. beget 1 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 37Breed — This ancient and unusual surname has nothing whatsoever to do with its appearance. It is Olde English pre 7th century in origin, and derives from the word braedu , which describes a wide expanse of land, as in the place name Brede in Sussex. Its… …

    Surnames reference

  • 38breed — [[t]brid[/t]] v. bred, breed•ing, n. 1) ahb. to produce (offspring); procreate 2) ahb. to produce by mating; propagate sexually; reproduce 3) bot to cause (plants or animals) to reproduce and usu. to be improved by selection 4) to give rise to;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 39breed — Synonyms and related words: accrue, accumulate, advance, affiliation, animal kingdom, apparentation, appear, appreciate, apprentice, arise, author, balloon, be gravid, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, bear, beget, birth, bloat, blood,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 40breed — [OE] The Old English verb brēdan came from West Germanic *brōdjan, a derivative of *brōd , which produced brood. This in turn was based on *brō , whose ultimate source was the Indo European base *bhrē ‘burn, heat’ (its other English descendants… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins