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Definition 1: the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for breeding in the sense of this definition

(breeding is a kind of ...) activities associated with sexual intercourse

"they had sex in the back seat"

(... is a kind of breeding ) reproduction by parents of different races (especially by white and non-white persons)

(... is a kind of breeding ) the act of producing offspring or multiplying by such production

Definition 2: helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community - [noun denoting act]

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

  • they debated whether nature or nurture was more important

Synonyms for breeding in the sense of this definition

(breeding is a kind of ...) the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture

"the socialization of children to the norms of their culture"

Definition 3: the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization - [noun denoting act]

(breeding is a kind of ...) (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale

"he introduced more efficient methods of production"

(... is a kind of breeding ) (especially of domestic fowl) breeding to reveal differential sex characteristics at hatching

(... is a kind of breeding ) breeding cattle

(... is a kind of breeding ) breeding dogs

(... is a kind of breeding ) breeding horses

Definition 4: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) - [noun denoting attribute]

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

  • a woman of breeding and refinement

Synonyms for breeding in the sense of this definition

(breeding is a kind of ...) properties acquired during a person's formative years

Definition 5: elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for breeding in the sense of this definition

(breeding is a kind of ...) a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste

"she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"

Definition 6: producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring - [adjective satellite denoting all]

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

  • the breeding population
  • retained a few bulls for breeding purposes

(breeding is similar to ...) productive or conducive to producing in abundance

"be fruitful and multiply"

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