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

5 senses of breeding

Sense 1
breeding, genteelness, gentility -- (elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression)
       => elegance -- (a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility")

Sense 2
education, training, breeding -- (the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement")
       => upbringing -- (properties acquired during a person's formative years)

Sense 3
breeding, bringing up, fostering, fosterage, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing -- (helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important")
       => socialization, socialisation, acculturation, enculturation -- (the adoption of the behavior patterns of the surrounding culture; "the socialization of children to the norms of their culture")

Sense 4
breeding -- (the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization)
       => production -- ((economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production")

Sense 5
reproduction, procreation, breeding, facts of life -- (the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring)
       => sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity -- (activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat")

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")

Antonyms of adj breeding

1 sense of breeding

Sense 1
breeding -- (producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes")

INDIRECT (VIA fruitful) -> unfruitful -- (not fruitful; not conducive to abundant production)

Similarity of adj breeding

1 sense of breeding

Sense 1
breeding -- (producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes")
       => fruitful (vs. unfruitful) -- (productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply")

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