noun breed·ing

: the process by which young animals, birds, etc., are produced by their parents

: the activity of keeping and caring for animals or plants in order to produce more animals or plants of a particular kind

: the way a person was taught in childhood to behave : good manners that come from being raised correctly

Full Definition of BREEDING

:  the action or process of bearing or generating
:  ancestry
a archaic :  education <she had her breeding at my father's charge — Shakespeare>
b :  training in or observance of the proprieties
:  the sexual propagation of plants or animals

Examples of BREEDING

  1. She became involved in the breeding of sled dogs.
  2. His politeness shows good breeding.
  3. a person who lacks breeding

First Known Use of BREEDING

14th century

Rhymes with BREEDING

BREEDING Defined for Kids


noun breed·ing \ˈbrē-diŋ\

Definition of BREEDING for Kids

:  training especially in manners
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