Synonyms of breed


1. breed, strain, stock, variety, animal group

usage: a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"

2. breed, type

usage: a special type; "Google represents a new breed of entrepreneurs"


1. engender, breed, spawn, cause, do, make

usage: call forth

2. breed, cover, copulate, mate, pair, couple

usage: copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"

3. breed, produce, make, create

usage: cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"

4. breed, multiply, reproduce, procreate, multiply

usage: have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"

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Definition and meaning of breed (Dictionary)