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breed

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verb (used with object), bred, breed路ing.
verb (used without object), bred, breed路ing.
noun
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Origin of breed

before 1000; Middle English breden,Old English br膿dan to nourish (cognate with Old High German bruotan,German br眉ten); noun use from 16th century

OTHER WORDS FROM breed

breed路a路ble, adjectiveo路ver路breed, verb (used with object), o路ver路bred, o路ver路breed路ing.re路breed, verb, re路bred, re路breed路ing.subbreed, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for breed

breed
/ (bri藧d) /

verb breeds, breeding or bred
noun

Word Origin for breed

Old English br膿dan, of Germanic origin; related to brood
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Scientific definitions for breed

breed
[ br膿d ]

Verb
To produce or reproduce by giving birth or hatching.
To raise animals or plants, often to produce new or improved types.
Noun
A group of organisms having common ancestors and sharing certain traits that are not shared with other members of the same species. Breeds are usually produced by mating selected parents.
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Other Idioms and Phrases with breed

breed

see familiarity breeds contempt.

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