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Noun
A stock of animals or plants within a species having a distinctive appearance and typically having been developed by deliberate selection
“Each steer within a breed group was randomly assigned a number between one and four.”
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A sort or kind of person or thing
“Meanwhile a new breed of artists was advancing another brand of banality, with divisive effects on the art world.”
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Descendants from a common ancestor
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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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Generate, bring into being
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“What are the general factors that breed terrorism?”
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To nurture and care for (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 beget or conceive (offspring)
“Flies can breed in infected faeces and contaminate food.”
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To sow or place in one's consciousness
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To rear and train (someone) to behave in a particular way
“One of the oldest breeds, the lizard canary, is bred for the spangled effect of its feathers.”
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To engage in amorous relations
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To sow or place in one's consciousness
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Fertilize with pollen
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To be on the verge of transpiring, occurring or happening
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To grow in intensity
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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 tame (an animal) and keep it as a pet or on a farm
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To make more fertile by adding nutrients, especially of soil
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To train or mold by instruction or example
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