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Verb: breed (bred)  breed
  1. Call forth
    - engender, spawn
     
  2. (animal husbandry) copulate with a female, used especially of horses
    - cover
     
  3. Cause to procreate (animals)
    "She breeds dogs"
     
  4. Have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)
    "pandas rarely breed in captivity";
    - multiply
Noun: breed  breed
  1. A special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats";
    - strain, stock
     
  2. A special type
    "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"

Derived forms: bred, breeds, breeding

Type of: animal group, cause, copulate, couple, create, do, engender, make, mate, multiply, pair, procreate, produce, reproduce, type, variety

Part of: species

Encyclopedia: Breed, WI