Definitions of breed:
  • noun:   a lineage or race of people
  • noun:   a special variety of domesticated animals within a species
    Example: "He experimented on a particular breed of white rats"
  • noun:   a special lineage
    Example: "A breed of Americans"
  • noun:   half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and Indian parents)
  • verb:   have young (animals)
    Example: "Pandas rarely breed in captivity"
  • verb:   of plants or animals
    Example: "She breeds dogs"
  • verb:   copulate with a female, used especially of horses
  • verb:   call forth
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #9154)

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