(noun, verb)


1. a special variety of domesticated animals within a species

- he experimented on a particular breed of white rats

Similar word(s): stock, strain

Definition categories: group, variety

2. a special type

- Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs

Definition categories: thought, type

Sentences with breed as a noun:

- a breed of tulip

- a breed of animal

- People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed.


1. call forth

Similar word(s): engender, spawn

Definition categories: creation, cause, do, make

2. copulate with a female, used especially of horses

Similar word(s): cover

Definition categories: contact, copulate, couple, mate, pair

3. cause to procreate (animals)

- She breeds dogs

Definition categories: contact, create, make, produce

4. have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms)

- pandas rarely breed in captivity

Similar word(s): multiply

Definition categories: body, multiply, procreate, reproduce

Sentences with breed as a verb:

- a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men

- She wanted to breed her cow to the neighbor's registered bull.

- He tries to breed blue roses.

- disaster breeds famine;