Breeded vs Breeder - What's the difference?

breeded | breeder |

As a verb breeded

is (nonstandard) (breed).

As a noun breeder is

a person who breeds plants or animals professionally.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • (nonstandard) (breed)
  • Anagrams




    Alternative forms

    * breede (archaic)


  • To produce offspring sexually; to bear young.
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  • To give birth to; to be the native place of.
  • a pond breeds''' fish; a northern country '''breeds stout men
  • * Shakespeare
  • Yet every mother breeds not sons alike.
  • Of animals, to mate.
  • To keep animals and have them reproduce in a way that improves the next generation’s qualities.
  • To arrange the mating of specific animals.
  • To propagate or grow plants trying to give them certain qualities.
  • To take care of in infancy and through childhood; to bring up.
  • * Dryden
  • to bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed
  • * Everett
  • born and bred on the verge of the wilderness
  • To yield or result in.
  • * Milton
  • Lest the place / And my quaint habits breed astonishment.
  • (obsolete) To be formed in the parent or dam; to be generated, or to grow, like young before birth.
  • To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train; sometimes followed by up .
  • * Bishop Burnet
  • No care was taken to breed him a Protestant.
  • * John Locke
  • His farm may not remove his children too far from him, or the trade he breeds them up in.
  • To produce or obtain by any natural process.
  • * John Locke
  • Children would breed their teeth with less danger.
  • To have birth; to be produced or multiplied.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Heavens rain grace / On that which breeds between them.


    * (take care of in infancy and through childhood) raise, bring up, rear

    Derived terms

    * breeder * breeding * breed in the bone


    (en noun)
  • All animals or plants of the same species or subspecies.
  • a breed of tulip
    a breed of animal
  • A race or lineage.
  • (informal) A group of people with shared characteristics.
  • People who were taught classical Greek and Latin at school are a dying breed .


    * English irregular verbs ----



    (en noun)
  • A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
  • (gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
  • Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
  • A type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons. (See Wikipedia's article on s.)
  • (slang, derogatory) a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
  • * 1729 :
  • The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders'; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couples who are able to maintain their own children, although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom; but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand ' breeders .
  • (cellular automata) A pattern that exhibits quadratic growth by generating multiple copies of a secondary pattern, each of which then generates multiple copies of a tertiary pattern.
  • Derived terms

    * stockbreeder