To procreate; beget; engender; hatch.To produce within or upon the body by development or organic process.To cause; occasion; produce; originate.To produce; be the native place of: as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds a race of stout men.To bring up; nurse and foster; take care of during the period of growth: as, born and bred.To form by education; train: as, to breed a son to an occupation; a man bred at a university: commonly with up.To procure by the mating of parents, and rear for use: as, to breed canaries; to breed cattle for the market.Synonyms To generate.To nourish, nurture.To educate, school, discipline.To raise.To beget or bear offspring; produce young; be fruitful: used figuratively of increase generally.To have birth; be produced; arise; grow; develop: as, maggots breed readily in carrion.To procure the birth of young: with from: as, to breed from a mare of good stock.To be pregnant.n. A race or progeny from the same parents or stock; especially, a race of men or other animals having an alliance by nativity and some distinctive qualities in common, which are transmitted by heredity; hence, family; extraction: as, a breed of men in a particular country; horses or sheep of good breed.n. Hence Sort; kind: in a general sense.n. A number produced at once; a hatch; a brood: as,“above an hundred at a breed,”n. Increase of any sort, especially interest on money; usury.n. Breeding.