A breed is a specific group of domestic animals having homogeneous appearance (phenotype), homogeneous behavior, and/or other characteristics that distinguish it from other organisms of the same species and that were arrived at through selective breeding. Despite the centrality of the idea of "breeds" to animal husbandry and agriculture, no single, scientifically accepted definition of the term exists. A breed is therefore not an objective or biologically verifiable classification but is instead a term of art amongst groups of breeders who share a consensus around what qualities make some members of a given species members of a nameable subset. When bred together, individuals of the same breed pass on these predictable traits to their offspring, and this ability—known as "breeding true"—is a requirement for a breed. Plant breeds are more commonly known as cultivars.
breed v. t. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
breed v. t. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth; to bring up; to nurse and foster.
breed v. t. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; -- sometimes followed by up.
breed v. t. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
breed v. t. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
breed v. t. To raise, as any kind of stock.
breed v. t. To produce or obtain by any natural process.
breed v. i. To bear and nourish young; to reproduce or multiply itself; to be pregnant.
breed v. i. To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, as young before birth.
breed v. i. To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
breed v. i. To raise a breed; to get progeny.
breed n. A race or variety of men or other animals (or of plants), perpetuating its special or distinctive characteristics by inheritance.
breed n. Class; sort; kind; -- of men, things, or qualities.
breed n. A number produced at once; a brood.
breed adv. broadly, widely
breed n. kind, sort, species, race, stock, pedigree
v. reproduce; raise animals; guide, nurture; cause
adj. broad, wide; large, roomy