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Alternative forms 
- breede (archaic)
- Rhymes: -iːd
- To sexually produce offspring.
- Of animals, to mate.
- To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
- To arrange the mating of specific animals.
- She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.
- To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.
- He tries to breed blue roses.
- To make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood.
- To yield or result in.
- Disaster breeds famine.
- familiarity breeds contempt.
Derived terms 
to sexually produce offspring
of animals, to mate
to keep animals and have them reproduce
to arrange mating of animals
to propagate or grow plants
to make sure that one's young grow up to adulthood
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breed (plural breeds)
- All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.
- a breed of tulip
- a breed of animal
- A race or lineage.
- (informal) A group of people with shared characteristics.
- People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed.
all animals or plants of the same species or subspecies
race or lineage
Declension of breed