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Definition 1: a special type - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where breed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

(breed is a kind of ...) a subdivision of a particular kind of thing

"what type of sculpture do you prefer?"

Definition 2: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species - [noun denoting group]

Samples where breed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he experimented on a particular breed of white rats
  • he created a new strain of sheep

Synonyms for breed in the sense of this definition

(breed is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(breed is a kind of ...) (biology) a taxonomic category consisting of members of a species that differ from others of the same species in minor but heritable characteristics

"varieties are frequently recognized in botany"

(... is a kind of breed ) thoroughbred horses (collectively)

(... is a kind of breed ) line of descent of a purebred animal

(... is a member of breed) (biology) taxonomic group whose members can interbreed

Definition 3: have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms) - [verb of body]

Samples where breed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pandas rarely breed in captivity

Synonyms for breed in the sense of this definition

(breed is a kind of ...) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(... is a kind of breed ) breed freely and abundantly

Definition 4: copulate with a female, used especially of horses - [verb of contact]

Samples where breed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The horse covers the mare

Synonyms for breed in the sense of this definition

(breed is a kind of ...) engage in sexual intercourse

"Birds mate in the Spring"

(breed has a similar meaning as ...) sit on (eggs)

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

(breed belongs to category ...) breeding and caring for farm animals

Definition 5: cause to procreate (animals) - [verb of contact]

Samples where breed or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She breeds dogs

(breed is a kind of ...) create or manufacture a man-made product

"We produce more cars than we can sell" "The company has been making toys for two centuries"

(... is a kind of breed ) cause to become a mongrel

"mongrelized dogs"

(... is a kind of breed ) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties

"cross a horse and a donkey" "Mendel tried crossbreeding" "these species do not interbreed"

Definition 6: call forth - [verb of creation]

Synonyms for breed in the sense of this definition

(breed is a kind of ...) give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally

"cause a commotion" "make a stir" "cause an accident"

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