breed

breed(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (class)
a. la raza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(animal)
What breed of sheep do you raise on this farm?¿Qué raza de ovejas se cría en esta granja?
b. la variedad
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(plants)
We planted a drought resistant breed of grass.Sembramos una variedad de césped resistente a la sequía.
c. la especie
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Rug weavers are a dying breed.Los tejedores de alfombras son una especie en extinción.
d. la estirpe
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Our cocker spaniel is heavier than most of his breed.Nuestro cocker spaniel es más pesado que la mayoría de su estirpe.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to raise animals)
a. criar
We breed Angus cattle on our ranch.Críamos ganado Angus en el rancho.
3. (to promote)
a. crear
Sheila spent her time breeding suspicion among her neighbors instead of building cooperation.Sheila pasaba su tiempo creando sospechas entre los vecinos en lugar de construir la cooperación.
b. engendrar
Ignorance breeds fear, and fear breeds hate.La ignorancia engendra temor, y el temor engendra odio.
4. (to raise people)
a. criar
Her father was born and bred in Russia.Su padre nació y se crió en Rusia.
b. producir
Our school has bred several champion athletes.Nuestra escuela ha producido varios atletas campeones.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to reproduce)
a. reproducirse
Rabbits breed quickly.Los conejos se reproducen rápidamente.
b. procrear
When a male donkey and a female horse breed, they produce a mule.Cuando un burro procrea con una yegua, producen una mula.
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breed
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (of animal)
a. la raza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(also fig)
2. (fig)
a.
a dying breeduna especie en extinción
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (animals)
a. criar
4. (fig)
a. crear, producir (discontent)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (general)
a. reproducirse
breed [briːd] bred (past)
noun
[of animal] raza (f); [of plant] variedad (f); estirpe (f);
transitive verb
1 [+animals] criar
town bred criado en la ciudad; they are bred for show se crían para las exposiciones; we breed them for hunting los criamos para la caza
2 [+hate, suspicion] crear; engendrar
intransitive verb
[+animals] reproducirse; procrear
they breed like flies or rabbits se multiplican como conejos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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