BREE'DING, participle present tense Bearing and nourishing, as a fetus; engendering; producing; educating.
BREE'DING, noun The act of generating or of producing.
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.