Definition of 'breed'
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Or how about a captive breeding programme? Times, Sunday Times (2016)She discovered her love for animals while breeding dachshunds and selling them worldwide. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Then check out the new breed of gentle whitening strips that can be used at home. The Sun (2016)Modern investment banking has produced a new breed of less deserving masters of the universe. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Between the landlords and tenants a new breed of letting agent has sprung up. Times, Sunday Times (2017)In this way bad habits breed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Here is hoping the new breed of the upper class will do more exciting things with their money than sit on it. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The area is a breeding ground for Atlantic salmon. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The agency aims to bring in a new breed of agent with the skills to cope with the growing role of technology in espionage. Computing (2010)Something about it just breeds magic and romance. Times, Sunday Times (2013)And now his chief leisure focus is breeding race horses. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The islands are also a rare breeding ground for grey seals. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They have also built an electric fence around the most popular breeding area. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Others more mildly murmur that it destroys male confidence and breeds rebellious violence in young men. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They require no special care compared with any other domestic breed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is small wonder that pandas are so bad at breeding. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)These were animals that were bred with fine yet muscular lines. Times, Sunday Times (2011)No particular breed is favoured for its taste. The Sun (2013)Researchers in agriculture and horticulture need the full genetic stock to breed new varieties. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)And the pedigree cattle breeds of our shires shape their menus. The Sun (2014)Jump jockeys are a breed apart as sportsmen. The Sun (2010)But over the that has been glossed over by the that class is about breeding. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Or a rare breed of aliens in a hostile environment? Times, Sunday Times (2007)The rain in their breeding areas will have sped them on. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Experiments have shown that it is mainly the increasing length of daylight that sets them singing and brings them into breeding condition. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Some mice were normal, and some had been bred not to produce serotonin. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are also a few breeding pairs of common gull and Mediterranean gull. A Guide to Britain's Conservation Heritage (1991)We've got to stop our own human race breeding so fast. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Often there's a harrowing story of how violence has been bred into them through bad parenting. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'breed'
British English: breed /briːd/ NOUN
A breed of animal is a particular type of it.
...rare breeds of cattle.
- American English: breed
- Arabic: نَسْل
- Brazilian Portuguese: raça animal
- Chinese: 品种
- Croatian: pasmina
- Czech: plemeno
- Danish: race
- Dutch: ras geslacht
- European Spanish: raza Zoología
- Finnish: rotu eläimen
- French: race animaux
- German: Rasse
- Greek: ράτσα
- Italian: razza
- Japanese: 品種
- Korean: 품종
- Norwegian: rase
- Polish: rasa chów
- European Portuguese: raça animal
- Romanian: rasă
- Russian: порода
- Spanish: raza especie
- Swedish: ras sort
- Thai: พันธุ์
- Turkish: cins hayvan
- Ukrainian: порода
- Vietnamese: giống loài
British English: breed /briːd/ VERB
If you breed animals or plants, you keep them for the purpose of producing more animals or plants.
He used to breed dogs for the police.
- American English: breed
- Arabic: يَتَناسَل
- Brazilian Portuguese: procriar
- Chinese: 繁殖
- Croatian: uzgajati
- Czech: chovat zvířata
- Danish: avle
- Dutch: kweken
- European Spanish: criar
- Finnish: jalostaa cattle etc.
- French: élever
- German: züchten
- Greek: αναπαράγω
- Italian: allevare
- Japanese: 品種改良する
- Korean: 사육하다
- Norwegian: avle
- Polish: wyhodować
- European Portuguese: procriar
- Romanian: a înmulți
- Russian: выводить новые породы животных
- Spanish: criar
- Swedish: föda upp
- Thai: เลี้ยง
- Turkish: yetiştirmek hayvan
- Ukrainian: розводити
- Vietnamese: nhân giống
Definition of breed from the Collins English Dictionary
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