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breed

 
Noun breed has 4 senses
  1. breed - a special lineage; "a breed of Americans"
    --1 is a kind of
    lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock
    Derived form: verb breed4
  2. breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
    --2 is a kind of variety; animal group
    --2 is a member of species
    --2 has particulars: bloodstock; pedigree
    Derived forms: verb breed3, verb breed4
  3. half-breed, breed - half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)
    --3 is a kind of half-caste
    --3 has particulars: metis
    Derived form: verb breed4
  4. breed, strain - a lineage or race of people
    --4 is a kind of ancestry, lineage, derivation, filiation
    Derived form: verb breed4
Verb breed has 4 senses
  1. engender, breed, spawn - call forth
    --1 is one way to cause, do, make
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
  2. breed, cover - copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
    --2 is one way to copulate, mate, pair, couple
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  3. breed - of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"
    --3 is one way to
    produce, make, create
    Derived forms: noun breed2, noun breeder1, noun breeding4
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  4. breed, multiply - have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"
    --4 is one way to reproduce, procreate, multiply
    Derived forms: noun breed3, noun breed1, noun breed2, noun breed4, noun breeding5
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
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