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Bred Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    breed n
  1. a special lineage; "a breed of Americans"
  2. 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" [syn: strain, stock]
  3. half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents) [syn: half-breed]
  4. a lineage or race of people [syn: strain] v
  5. call forth [syn: engender, spawn]
  6. copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare" [syn: cover]
  7. of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs"
  8. have young (animals); "pandas rarely breed in captivity" [syn: multiply] [also: bred]
Bred Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bred See breed
Bred Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bred \Bred\, imp. & p. p. of Breed. Bred out, degenerated. ``The strain of man's bred out into baboon and monkey.'' --Shak. Bred to arms. See under Arms. Well bred. (a) Of a good family; having a good pedigree. ``A gentleman well bred and of good name.'' --Shak. [Obs., except as applied to domestic animals.] (b) Well brought up, as shown in having good manners; cultivated; refined; polite.
Bred Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Breed \Breed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bred; p. pr. & vb. n. Breeding.] [OE. breden, AS. br[=e]dan to nourish, cherish, keep warm, from br[=o]d brood; akin to D. broeden to brood, OHG. bruoten, G. br["u]ten. See Brood.]
  1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch. Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak. If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak.
  2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster. To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed. 220 catflap.bishopston.net dictd 1.11.2/rf on FreeBSD 8.1-STABLE <108601.56478.1287844414@catflap.bishopston.net>
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A breed is a group of domestic animals or plants with a homogeneous appearance, behavior, and other characteristics that distinguish it from other animals of the same species. When bred together, animals of the same breed pass on these uniform traits to their offspring, and this ability—known as "breeding true"—is a definitive requirement for a breed. Plant breeds are more commonly known as cultivars. The offspring produced as a result of breeding animals of one breed with other animals of another breed are known as crossbreeds or mixed breeds. Crosses between animal or plant variants above the level of breed/cultivar (species, subspecies, botanical variety, even different genera) are referred to as hybrids.

The breeder or breeders who initially establish a breed, do so by selecting individual animals from within the groups gene pool that they see as having the necessary qualities needed to enhance the breed model they are aiming for. These animals are referred to as “breed foundation”, or “breed origination”. Further, the breeder mates the most desirable from his point of view representatives, aiming to pass such characteristics to their progeny. This process is known as selective breeding. A written description of desirable and undesirable breed representatives is referred to as a breed standard.

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* I find my familiarity with thee has bred contempt. - Miguel de Cervantes

* Silence is one of the great arts of conversation, as allowed by Cicero himself, who says, 'there is not only an art, but an eloquence in it.' A well bred woman may easily and effectually promote the most useful and elegant conversation without speaking a word. The modes of speech are scarcely more variable than the modes of silence. - Tom Blair


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  • Demand for New York-Bred Horses Increases Dramatically
    He recently retired, settling in upstate New York to launch his second career. The trend continued in Saratoga this past weekend, as Lexington, Ky.-based auction firm Fasig-Tipton ran its annual sale of New York-bred yearlings—horses between ages 1 and 2. This year, a total of $14 million was spent on 176 horses—up from $3.6 million for 94 animals in 2010. &qu Read more on this news related to 'Bred'
  • Well-bred Divan set to resume at Sandown
    The return of well-bred three-year-old colt Divan at Sandown in a midweek maiden is sure to create interest heading towards the Caulfield Guineas. Read more on this news related to 'Bred'
  • US Authorities Follow the Slime Trail to Seize 1,200 Illegally Bred Giant African Land Snails
    Authorities in the US have seized more than 1,200 illegally bred giant snails since June this year. The giant African land snails were found in US states ranging from Indiana to New York, having originally been sold by a man in Georgia. The United States Department of Agriculture claimed the snails can cause crop damage and meningitis in humans, and it has highlig Read more on this news related to 'Bred'

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