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English adjective: breeding

1. breeding producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring


SamplesThe breeding population.
Retained a few bulls for breeding purposes.


Similarfruitful


Antonymsunfruitful


English noun: breeding

1. breeding (attribute) elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression


Synonymsgenteelness, gentility


Broader (hypernym)elegance

2. breeding (attribute) the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)


SamplesA woman of breeding and refinement.


Synonymseducation, training


Broader (hypernym)upbringing

3. breeding (act) helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community


SamplesThey debated whether nature or nurture was more important.


Synonymsbringing up, fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing


Broader (hypernym)acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

4. breeding (act) the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization


Broader (hypernym)production


Narrower (hyponym)autosexing, cattle breeding, dog breeding, horse breeding

5. breeding (act) the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring


Synonymsfacts of life, procreation, reproduction


Broader (hypernym)sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice


Narrower (hyponym)crossbreeding, generation, interbreeding, miscegenation, multiplication, propagation









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