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Noun
A type, kind, class or stock, especially of animals or plants within a species
“The Jack Russell is a breed of dog that is playful, alert, happy, and companionable.”
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One's family or ethnic descent
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Persons relating to family, ancestors or relatives
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A group of persons associated with a nation, class, or ethnic group
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A family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth
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A person's inherent qualities of mind and character
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A person, typically in the context of a specified characteristic
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To beget or conceive (offspring)
“On the beach, where the sea lions go to breed, it is very crowded.”
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To engage in coitus
“This is the special place where the wildebeest come to breed.”
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To bring about or be the cause of (something)
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“Success tends to breed arrogance, and arrogance is extremely dangerous.”
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To raise and nurture (someone or something) as they grow
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“She's from the West Coast, and they breed strong women down there.”
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To educate and train (someone) to behave in a particular way
“Great care was taken of his education, and his Guardian intended to breed him to be a Divine, and being inclined to the way of those then called Puritans.”
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To sow or place in one's consciousness
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“Her enforced seclusion and her retention of the language, dress, and customs of her native land, tend to breed in her children a feeling of superiority and an attitude of disrespect.”
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(with object) To cause vegetation or plants to germinate and develop
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Fertilize with pollen
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To grow in intensity
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To tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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To keep an egg warm, allowing it to hatch
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To acquire something, usually over a period of time
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To make more fertile by adding nutrients, especially of soil
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