an animal, plant, or person that produces offspring or reproduces.
a person who raises animals or plants primarily for breeding purposes.
Also called breeder reactor. Energy. a nuclear reactor in which more fissile material is produced than is consumed.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a term used by gay people to refer to a heterosexual person.
Slang: Sometimes Offensive. a term used especially by child-free people to refer to a biological parent.
- non·breed·er, noun
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How to use breeder in a sentence
Of course, not every at-home animal breeder shoots to make a profit off this.The Weird Underground World of Urban Animal Husbandry | Dale Eisinger | May 19, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Mini ponies go for a cool $4,000 if purchased from a specialist breeder.How Different Is Raising the Royal Baby From a Typical American Child? | Kevin Fallon, Lizzie Crocker | July 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The miniature-pony breeder from Australia attributes her love of the series to one particular heroine.The End of an Era: The ‘Twilight’ Saga Comes to a Close | Anna Klassen | November 18, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The landowner and racehorse breeder and his artist wife, Gemma, are close friends of the Middleton family.Pippa Middleton’s Inner Circle Revealed in Charity Ski Donations | Tom Sykes | February 29, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
It would be nice to feel—as he put it the other day—that he had “a breeder” among his grandchildren.When Did "Married Without Children" Become Gauche? | Rachel Shukert | November 15, 2008 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Reformation reduced woman to the position of a mere breeder of children.The Necessity of Atheism | Dr. D.M. Brooks
The work is equally valuable to the farmer who keeps but few pigs, and to the breeder on an extensive scale.The Peanut Plant | B. W. Jones
Not only this, she is the brooder and breeder of all primitive doctrines, the conceiver and the mother of all human creeds.Islam Her Moral And Spiritual Value | Arthur Glyn Leonard
Without acknowledge of an animal's points, it is in vain that the breeder can hope for improvement.A Treatise on Sheep: | Ambrose Blacklock
A day as hot and still as this one was a regular weather breeder; there ought to be rain before night.The Escape of Mr. Trimm | Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for breeder
a person who breeds plants or animals
something that reproduces, esp to excess: rabbits are persistent breeders
an animal kept for breeding purposes
a source or cause: a breeder of discontent
short for breeder reactor
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