breeding breeding  /b ˈri dɪŋ/


  1. (n) elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
  2. (n) the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
  3. (n) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community
  4. (n) the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
  5. (n) the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
  6. (adj) producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring


  1. Then as now, the idea was to show off the owners' prize breeding stock.
  2. China is breeding pandas and releasing them into the wild.
  3. A San Diego company is breeding felines that are naturally hypoallergenic.


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    There was a time in American Thoroughbred breeding when soundness and stamina were cherished right alongside speed and class in a prospective stallion. If a horse had aged well on the racetrack, so much the better. If he could stay 1 1/2 miles, better ...
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Daily Racing Form

  2. AgriLife Research Potato Breeding Program to be Featured at July 24 Field Day

    The annual Texas A&M Potato Breeding and Variety Development Field Day will be held July 24 near Springlake.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: KAMR Amarillo

  3. Breeding duck population drops in North Dakota

    BISMARCK - The population of breeding ducks in North Dakota appears healthy despite a drop in size from last year, state wildlife officials say.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Fargo Forum


  1. Speaking on a visit to frontline British troops in Helmand Province, Mr Brown said the area between Afghanistan and Pakistan was a "breeding ground for international terrorists". "There is a chain of terrorism that goes from here round to the...
    on Apr 27, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source:

  2. "To provide sustainable, long-term solutions, we must make use of all available resources," IAEA director-general Mohamed ElBaradei said in a statement. "The IAEA is urging a revival of nuclear crop breeding technologies to help tackle world...
    on Dec 1, 2008 By: Mohamed ElBaradei Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "If local communities are not empowered with the means to earn a sustainable livelihood in the wake of growing global and local challenges, Somalia will continue to be a potential breeding ground for frustrated extremists _ a challenge to its...
    on Nov 19, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: FOXNews

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