bred


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bred \Bred\,
   imp. & p. p. of Breed.
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   Bred out, degenerated. "The strain of man's bred out into
      baboon and monkey." --Shak.

   Bred to arms. See under Arms.

   Well bred.
   (a) Of a good family; having a good pedigree. "A gentleman
       well bred and of good name." --Shak. [Obs., except as
       applied to domestic animals.]
   (b) Well brought up, as shown in having good manners;
       cultivated; refined; polite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breed \Breed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bred; p. pr. & vb. n.
   Breeding.] [OE. breden, AS. br[=e]dan to nourish, cherish,
   keep warm, from br[=o]d brood; akin to D. broeden to brood,
   OHG. bruoten, G. br["u]ten. See Brood.]
   1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to
      procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
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            Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak.
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            If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak.
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   2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth;
      to bring up; to nurse and foster.
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            To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed.
                                                  --Dryden.
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            Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness.
                                                  --Everett.
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   3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train;
      -- sometimes followed by up.
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            But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant.
                                                  --Bp. Burnet.
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            His farm may not remove his children too far from
            him, or the trade he breeds them up in. --Locke.
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   4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to
      produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
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            Lest the place
            And my quaint habits breed astonishment. --Milton.
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   5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond
      breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
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   6. To raise, as any kind of stock.
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   7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. [Obs.]
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            Children would breed their teeth with less danger.
                                                  --Locke.
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   Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate;
        bring up; nourish; train; instruct.
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