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breed British & World English

(Of animals) mate and then produce offspring

breed English Thesaurus

Asian elephants breed readily in captivity

sub-breed British & World English

A minor variant of a breed; a secondary breed

cross-breed British & World English

Produce (an animal or plant) by mating or hybridizing two different species, breeds, or varieties

half-breed British & World English

A person whose parents are of different races, especially the offspring of an American Indian and a person of white European ancestry

mixed-breed British & World English

(Of an animal) resulting from the crossing of different breeds or types

rare breed British & World English

A breed of livestock or poultry that is not associated with large-scale commercial farming, typically one that has traditionally been reared in a particular region

best of breed British & World English

The animal in a show judged to be the best representative of its breed

a breed apart British & World English

A kind of person that is very different from the norm

a dying breed British & World English

A kind of person that is slowly disappearing

breed like rabbits British & World English

Reproduce prolifically

inbreed British & World English

Breed from closely related people or animals, especially over many generations

best of breed in best British & World English

The animal in a show judged to be the best representative of its breed

a breed apart in breed British & World English

A kind of person that is very different from the norm

a dying breed in breed British & World English

A kind of person that is slowly disappearing

interbreed British & World English

(With reference to an animal) breed or cause to breed with another of a different race or species


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