What is breeding?

  • (noun): Elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression.
    Synonyms: genteelness, gentility
    See also — Additional definitions below

Breeding

Breeding is the reproduction, that is, producing of offspring, usually animals or plants:

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Some articles on breeding:

Eastern Cottontail - Reproduction
... The onset of breeding varies between populations and within populations from year to year ... The eastern cottontail breeding season begins later with higher latitudes and elevations ... suggested as a primary factor controlling onset of breeding many studies correlate severe weather with delays in the onset of breeding ...
Hódmezővásárhely - History - 20th Century
70 per cent of the population, however, was engaged in farming and animal breeding ... Animal breeding still dominated the livelihood of the inhabitants ... Rural animal breeding was characterised by economic efficiency ...
Flightless Cormorant - Behavior - Breeding
... Nesting tends to take place during the coldest months (July–October), when marine food is at its most abundant and the risk of heat stress to the chicks is decreased ... At this time, breeding colonies consisting of around 12 pairs form ...
1996 In Birding And Ornithology - Europe - Britain - Breeding Birds
... The only breeding pair of Golden Eagles in England hatch a chick for the first time in three years at Haweswater ... The first inland breeding of Avocets in modern times takes place at a site in London ... However breeding success at coastal colonies in East Anglia is poor ...
African Spoonbill - Breeding
... The African Spoonbill begins breeding in the winter, which lasts until spring ... The spoonbill's nest, generally located in trees above water, is built from sticks and reeds and lined with leaves ...

More definitions of "breeding":

  • (noun): The production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization.
  • (noun): The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior).
    Example: "A woman of breeding and refinement"
    Synonyms: education, training
  • (adj): Producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring.
    Example: "The breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"

Famous quotes containing the word breeding:

    The Fashionable World is grown free and easie; our Manners sit more loose upon us: Nothing is so modish as an agreeable Negligence. In a word, Good Breeding shows it self most, where to an ordinary Eye it appears the least.
    Joseph Addison (1672–1719)

    Good breeding and good nature do incline us rather to help and raise people up to ourselves, than to mortify and depress them, and, in truth, our own private interest concurs in it, as it is making ourselves so many friends, instead of so many enemies.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)

    The test of a man’s or woman’s breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. Anybody can behave well when things are going smoothly.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)