(noun, adjective, verb)


1. producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

- the breeding population

- retained a few bulls for breeding purposes

Similar word(s): fruitful

Sentences with breeding as an adjective:

- Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for bacteria.


1. elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

Similar word(s): genteelness, gentility

Definition categories: attribute, elegance

2. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

- a woman of breeding and refinement

Similar word(s): education, training

Definition categories: attribute, upbringing

3. helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community

Similar word(s): fosterage, fostering, nurture, raising, rearing, upbringing

Definition categories: act, acculturation, enculturation, socialisation, socialization

4. the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization

Definition categories: act, production

5. the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

Similar word(s): procreation, reproduction

Definition categories: act, sex

Sentences with breeding as a noun:

- Your dog has had good breeding.


1. present participle of breed

- Through genetic manipulation and harsh training, I am breeding a species of super-dogs to take over the world.