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Webster 1913 Edition


Bred

Bred

,
imp.
&
p.
p.
of
Breed
.
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Bred

BRED

,
pp.
of breed. Generated; produced; contrived; educated.

Definition 2021


bred

bred

English

Verb

bred

  1. simple past tense and past participle of breed

Derived terms


Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse breiðr, from Proto-Germanic *braidaz.

Adjective

bred

  1. broad, wide

Inflection

Inflection of bred
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular bred bredere bredest2
Neuter singular bredt bredere bredest2
Plural brede bredere bredest2
Definite attributive1 brede bredere bredeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Antonyms

Noun

bred c (singular definite bredden, plural indefinite bredder)

  1. shore
  2. bank

Declension

References


Manx

Verb

bred (verbal noun breddal, past participle breddit)

  1. to hackle

Related terms

Mutation

Manx mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bred vred mred
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse breiðr

Alternative forms

Adjective

bred (neuter singular bredt, definite singular and plural brede, comparative bredere, indefinite superlative bredest, definite superlative bredeste)

  1. wide, broad

Antonyms

Derived terms

References


Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *braidaz. Compare Old English brād, Old Frisian brēd, Dutch breed, Old High German breit, Old Norse breiðr, Gothic 𐌱𐍂𐌰𐌹𐌸𐍃 (braiþs).

Adjective

brēd

  1. broad, wide

Declension


Descendants


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish brēþer, from Old Norse breiðr, from Proto-Germanic *braidaz.

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːd

Adjective

bred (comparative bredare, superlative bredast)

  1. broad, wide; having great width

Declension

Inflection of bred
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular bred bredare bredast
Neuter singular brett bredare bredast
Plural breda bredare bredast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 brede bredare bredaste
All breda bredare bredaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

Antonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Verb

bred

  1. imperative of breda.