breed breed  /b ˈrid/


  1. (n) a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
  2. (n) a special type
  3. (v) call forth
  4. (v) copulate with a female, used especially of horses
  5. (v) cause to procreate (animals)
  6. (v) have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

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  1. Food lovers are developing a taste for heritage breeds ignored by big farms and nearly extinct.
  2. Canadian cattlemen wanted a new breed of cattle.
  3. The divorce rate says no, but a new breed of therapists offers hope Online Couples Resources Consult these websites for more help and information.


  1. Limiting The Greenhouse Gas Impact Of Daisy, Dolly, And Other Animals

    Cows’ gas attacks are a major cause of climate change. What if we could breed a cow with fewer emissions? Ruminant animals, like cows, produce a lot of methane--almost a quarter of U.S. emissions annually. And methane’s a nasty greenhouse gas. By some estimates, it has 25 times the potency of carbon dioxide. Cows produce methane mostly when they belch (though also from farting). The gas is a ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Fast Company Magazine

  2. Line Expands Its Mobile Messaging Empire On Android With Third-Party App Downloads Incentivised By Line Coin

    The new breed of mobile messaging apps -- Japan's Line & China's WeChat, to name two -- are already siphoning off social energy by adding features traditionally associated with full-fat social networking. Line has also been pushing to become an entertainment hub in its own right. Today, it's pushing its Android app ecosystem even further by adding an incentivised third party app discovery feature.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: TechCrunch

  3. Bengal Cats on the Loose

    SHAMOKIN — A certain breed of feline is causing fear in Shamokin. Animal experts think they are a cross between...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WNEP 16 Pennsylvania


  1. "He's a little bit of a different breed," Drew said. "He's got his own little characteristics. He can be one of the greatest players at times and other times you kind of scratch your head, but he's a unique character."
    on Jun 17, 2010 By: JD Drew Source: The Associated Press

  2. "When that caution came out, we knew we didn't have a car capable of winning the race," Knaus said. "But, usually late in the race when cautions do come out, cautions breed cautions so track position was going to be important. We were...
    on Oct 28, 2007 By: Chad Knaus Source:

  3. "My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals. You know why? Because they breed. You're facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will...
    on Jan 25, 2010 By: Andre Bauer Source: The Guardian

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