|1.||the process of bearing offspring; reproduction|
|2.||the process of producing plants or animals by sexual reproduction|
|3.||the result of good training, esp the knowledge of correct social behaviour; refinement: a man of breeding|
|4.||a person's line of descent: his breeding was suspect|
|5.||physics a process occurring in a nuclear reactor as a result of which more fissionable material is produced than is used up|
|breed (brēd) Pronunciation Key
Noun A group of organisms having common ancestors and sharing certain traits that are not shared with other members of the same species. Breeds are usually produced by mating selected parents.