see also: Breed
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breed (breeds, present participle breeding; past and past participle bred)

  1. To produce offspring sexually; to bear young.
  2. (transitive) To give birth to; to be the native place of.
    a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men
    • c. 1588–1593, William Shakespeare, “The Lamentable Tragedy of Titus Andronicus”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act II, scene iii]:
      Yet every mother breeds not sons alike.
  3. Of animals, to mate.
  4. To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
  5. To arrange the mating of specific animals.
    She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.
  6. To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.
    He tries to breed blue roses.
  7. To take care of in infancy and through childhood; to bring up.
    • RQ
      to bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed
    • 1859, Edward Everett, An Oration on the Occasion of the Dedication of the Statue of Mr. Webster
      born and bred on the verge of the wilderness
  8. To yield or result in.
    disaster breeds famine;  familiarity breeds contempt
    • 1634, John Milton, Comus
      Lest the place / And my quaint habits breed astonishment.
  9. (obsolete, intransitive) To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth.
  10. (sometimes as breed up) To educate; to instruct; to bring up
    • 1724-1734', Bishop Burnet, History of My Own Time
      No care was taken to breed him a Protestant.
    • 1691, John Locke, Some Considerations of the Consequences of the Lowering of Interest and the Raising the Value of Money
      His farm may not […] remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in.
  11. To produce or obtain by any natural process.
    • 1693, [John Locke], “§13”, in Some Thoughts Concerning Education, London: […] A[wnsham] and J[ohn] Churchill, […], OCLC 1161614482 ↗:
      Children would breed their teeth with much less danger.
  12. (intransitive) To have birth; to be produced, developed or multiplied.
    • 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act III Scene 1
      Fair encounter
      Of two most rare affections! Heavens rain grace
      On that which breed between 'em!
  13. (transitive) to ejaculate inside someone's ass
    • 2018, Cassandra Dee, Paying My Boyfriend's Debt: A Billionaire Bad Boy Romance, Cassandra Dee Romance via PublishDrive
      “God, I love your ass,” he says, his voice almost a growl. “I'm gonna breed this ass tonight.”
    • 2015, David Holly, The Heart's Eternal Desire, Bold Strokes Books Inc (ISBN 9781626394216)
      “ Yes,” I said. “You want to fuck me, and I submit to you. My body is yours. Stuff me. Fill me. Breed my ass. Seed me, my love.
    • year unknown, Tymber Dalton, Disorder in the House [Suncoast Society], Siren-BookStrand (ISBN 9781642434323), page 32:
      “ get...bred.”
    • 2017, Casper Graham, Same Script, Different Cast [Scripts & Lyrics Trilogy], Siren-BookStrand (ISBN 9781640104822), page 41:
      “I can't...can't last, baby.” / “I don't care. Come inside me. Breed me.”
    • 2017, Casper Graham, Nothing Short of a Miracle [Scripts & Lyrics Trilogy], Siren-BookStrand (ISBN 9781640107243), page 19:
      "Are you clean?" he asked. / "Yeah, I get tested recently." / "Perfect. Breed me.”
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breed (plural breeds)

  1. All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.
    a breed of tulip
    a breed of animal
  2. A race or lineage; offspring or issue.
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 12:
      And nothing 'gainst Time's scythe can make defence
      Save breed, to brave him when he takes thee hence.
  3. (informal) A group of people with shared characteristics.
    People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed.
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  1. Surname

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