Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun breed

2 senses of breed

Sense 1
breed, strain, stock -- (a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep")
       => variety -- ((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")
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Sense 2
breed -- (a special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs")
       => type -- (a subdivision of a particular kind of thing; "what type of sculpture do you prefer?")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb breed

4 senses of breed

Sense 1
engender, breed, spawn -- (call forth)
       => cause, do, make -- (give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident")

Sense 2
breed, cover -- (copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare")
       => copulate, mate, pair, couple -- (engage in sexual intercourse; "Birds mate in the Spring")

Sense 3
breed -- (cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs")
       => produce, make, create -- (create or manufacture a man-made product; "We produce more cars than we can sell"; "The company has been making toys for two centuries")

Sense 4
breed, multiply -- (have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce")
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

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