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Meaning & Definition of Breeding in English

English

Breeding

/bridɪŋ/

noun

1. Elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression

    synonym:
  • breeding
  • ,
  • genteelness
  • ,
  • gentility

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

  • "A woman of breeding and refinement"
    synonym:
  • education
  • ,
  • training
  • ,
  • breeding

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

  • "They debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
    synonym:
  • breeding
  • ,
  • bringing up
  • ,
  • fostering
  • ,
  • fosterage
  • ,
  • nurture
  • ,
  • raising
  • ,
  • rearing
  • ,
  • upbringing

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

    synonym:
  • breeding

5. The sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring

    synonym:
  • reproduction
  • ,
  • procreation
  • ,
  • breeding
  • ,
  • facts of life

adjective

1. Producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring

  • "The breeding population"
  • "Retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
    synonym:
  • breeding