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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Breeding

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.