breeding

breed|ing [ˈbri:dıŋ] n [U]
1.) when animals produce babies
Open-sea fish lay several million eggs each breeding season .
2.) the activity of keeping animals or plants in order to produce animals or plants that have particular qualities
the breeding of pedigree dogs
Benson took great care in selecting breeding stock (=animals you keep to breed from) .
3.) the fact of coming from a family of high rank and having polite social behaviour
The young lieutenant had an air of wealth and good breeding .

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  • Breeding — is the producing of offspring, usually animals or plants* Animal breeding, through selected specimens such as dogs, horses, and rabbits * Plant breeding, through selected specimens such as treesBreeding may also refer to:in science: * Biobreeding …   Wikipedia

  • Breeding — Breed ing, n. 1. The act or process of generating or bearing. [1913 Webster] 2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals; as, farmers should pay attention to breeding. [1913 Webster] 3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Breeding — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Brett Breeding (* 1963), US amerikanischer Comiczeichner James Floyd Breeding (1901–1977), US amerikanischer Politiker Marv Breeding (1934–2006), US amerikanischer Baseballspieler Breeding steht als Name… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • breeding — breeding; non·breeding; post·breeding; …   English syllables

  • breeding — [brēdiŋ] n. [see BREED] 1. the producing of young 2. the rearing of young; upbringing, education, or training, esp. in manners or social behavior 3. good upbringing or training [tolerance is a sign of breeding] 4. the producing of plants and… …   English World dictionary

  • breeding — breeding. См. скрещивание. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Breeding — См. Воспроизводство Термины атомной энергетики. Концерн Росэнергоатом, 2010 …   Термины атомной энергетики

  • breeding — index conduct, deportment Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • breeding — / bri:diŋ/, it. / briding/ s. ingl. [propr. generazione; allevamento , der. di (to ) breed generare, allevare ], usato in ital. al masch. 1. (zoot.) [riproduzione controllata d animali e piante] ▶◀ selettocoltura. 2. (tecnol.) [proprietà dei… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • breeding — (n.) late 14c., hatching, incubation; also formation, development, growth, from prp. of BREED (Cf. breed) (v.). Meaning good manners is from 1590s …   Etymology dictionary

  • breeding — cultivation, *culture, refinement Analogous words: *tact, address, poise, savoir faire: *courtesy, amenity, gallantry: grace, dignity, *elegance Antonyms: vulgarity Contrasted words: boorishness, churlishness (see corresponding adjectives under… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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