breeding
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbɹiːdɪŋ/
Noun

breeding

  1. Propagation of offspring through sexual reproduction.
  2. The act of insemination by natural or artificial means.
  3. The act of copulation in animals.
  4. The good manners regarded as characteristic of the aristocracy and conferred by heredity.
  5. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
    • c. 1604–1605, William Shakespeare, “All’s VVell, that Ends VVell”, 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]:
      She had her breeding at my father's charge.
  6. Descent; pedigree; extraction.
    Your dog has good breeding.
    • c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, “The Second Part of Henry the Fourth, […]”, 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 V, scene iii]:
      Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding.
  7. (gay slang) Ejaculation inside the rectum during bareback anal sex, usually applied to gay pornography.
Translations
  • French: élevage
  • Russian: выра́щивание
Translations Translations Translations
  • Russian: воспи́танность
Adjective

breeding (not comparable)

  1. Of, relating to or used for breeding.
    Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.
Verb
  1. present participle of breed#English|breed
    Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.

Breeding
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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