Definition for bred (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), bred, breed·ing.
- to cause to reproduce by controlled pollination.
- to improve by controlled pollination and selection.
verb (used without object), bred, breed·ing.
Origin of breed
Examples from the Web for bred
Secondly, what's with choosing Swift, a 24-year-old born in Pennsylvania and bred in Nashville, to represent NYC?
Darci Brown, owner of a car dealership in Greenfield, Mass., has bred dogs as a hobby for 30 years.
These exotic animals are kept in small cages and bred over and over again.
Even when bred in captivity, Leahy said breeding facilities are often horrendous, resembling factory farming.
The modern world has strayed somewhat from fostering the same sense of adventure that bred his youthful imagination.Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places|Nina Strochlic|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Like all good lurchers, she is bred between the greyhound and sheepdog.Poachers and Poaching|John Watson
I tell you what, Mrs. Lathrop, Mr. Weskin has bred this damage idea too deep into this town for any comfort.Susan Clegg and Her Neighbors' Affairs|Anne Warner
It has insinuated itself into the church, and bred putrefaction and death among the holy.Select Temperance Tracts|American Tract Society
Here elk and deer are bred, there are abundant hares and rabbits, and also woodcock, grouse and snipe shooting.America, Volume I (of 6)|Joel Cook
The double recessive, miniature sable, was made up, and males of this stock were bred to wild females (long gray).Sex-linked Inheritance in Drosophila|Thomas Hunt Morgan
British Dictionary definitions for bred (1 of 2)
Word Origin for bred
British Dictionary definitions for bred (2 of 2)
verb breeds, breeding or bred
Word Origin for breed
Science definitions for bred
Idioms and Phrases with bred (1 of 2)
see born and bred. Also see under breed.
Idioms and Phrases with bred (2 of 2)
see familiarity breeds contempt.