Webster 1913 Edition
The act or process of generating or bearing.
The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals;
as, farmers should pay attention to.
Nurture; education; formation of manners.
She had her
breedingat my father’s charge.
Deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of society.
breeding, or that polite deference and respect which civility obliges us either to express or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we converse.
Descent; pedigree; extraction.
Honest gentlemen, I know not your
In and in breeding
breeding from a male and female from the same parentage.–
breeding from a male and female of different lineage.–
politeness; genteel deportment.
Syn. – Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See
Webster 1828 Edition
1.The raising of a breed or breeds; as, the farmer attends to the breeding of sheep.
2.Nurture; education; instruction; formation of manners.
She had her breeding at my father's charge.
3.By way of eminence, manners; knowledge of ceremony; deportment or behavior in the external offices and decorums of social life. Hence good breeding is politeness, or the qualifications which constitute genteel deportment.