Complete Definition of "breed"

English

Pronunciation
SAMPA|/bri:d/, IPA|/briːd/
audio|en-us-breed.ogg|Audio (US)

Verb
en-verb|breeds|breeding|bred

  1. To sexually produce offspring.
  2. Of animals, to mate.
  3. To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
  4. To arrange the mating of specific animals.

#: She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.

  1. To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.

#: He tries to breed blue roses.

  1. To make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood.
  2. To yield or result in.

#: Disaster breeds famine.

Related terms
breeder; breeding

Translations
trans-top|To sexually produce offspring
Bulgarian: отглеждам
Catalan: criar
Dutch: broeden
Finnish: lisääntyä
German: aufziehen
Indonesian: besar|membesarkan
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Japanese: 育てる (そだてる, sodateru), 育成する (いくせいする, ikusei-suru)
Korean: 낳다 (nahda, nat-), 새끼치다 (saekki-chida)
Polish: płodzić
Russian: плодиться (plodít's'a), размножаться (razmnožát's'a)
Spanish: criar
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trans-top|To keep animals and have them reproduce
Bulgarian: развъждам
Catalan: criar
Dutch: fokken
German: züchten
Indonesian: kembang-biak|mengembangbiakkan
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Korean: 치다 (chida), 기르다 (gireuda)
Polish: hodować
Russian: разводить/развести (razvodít'/razv'estí)
Spanish: criar
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trans-top|To propagate or grow plants
Catalan: criar
German: züchten
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Korean: 가꾸다 (gakkuda)
Russian: разводить/развести (razvodít'/razv'estí)
Polish: hodować
Spanish: criar
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trans-top|To make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood
Bulgarian: пораждам
Catalan: engendrar
Finnish: kasvattaa
German: erzeugen, hervorrufen, verursachen
trans-mid
Korean: 기르다 (gireuda), 거두다 (geoduda)
Polish: hodować, wychowywać
Spanish: engendrar
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trans-top|To yield or result in
trans-mid
Korean: 낳다 (nahda, nat-)
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ttbc|French: reproduire|se reproduire, élever
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Noun
en-noun

  1. All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies eg. a breed of tulip, a breed of animal.
  2. A race or lineage.

Translations
trans-top|All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies
Bulgarian: порода f
Catalan: raça (of animals) f, varietat (of plants) f
Dutch: variëteit f
Finnish: lajike (of plants), rotu (of animals)
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German: Rasse f
Korean: 품종
Spanish: raza (of animals) f, variedad (of plants) f
Polish: gatunek m
Russian: порода (poróda) f
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trans-top|A race or lineage
Bulgarian: род m, произход m
Catalan: raça f
Dutch: broedsel n (of animals), gebroed n (of animals)
Finnish: rotu
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German: Rasse f
Korean: 계통
Polish: rasa f
Russian: раса (rása) f, род (rod) m, племя (pl'ém'a) n
Serbian: rasa, soj m, pasmina f, loza f
Spanish: raza f
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ttbc|Spanish: casta m
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Category:English irregular verbs


Dutch

Adjective
breed, brede

  1. broad

Derived terms
breedte

Category:Dutch adjectives

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