• WordNet 3.6
    • n breeder a person who breeds animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Breeder A cause. "The breeder of my sorrow."
    • Breeder One who, or that which, breeds, produces, brings up, etc. "She was a great breeder .""Italy and Rome have been the best breeders of worthy men."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n breeder One who or that which breeds, procreates, or produces young: used especially of the female.
    • n breeder One who educates or rears; figuratively, that which rears.
    • n breeder One who or that which produces, causes, or brings about: as, he was a breeder of dissensions.
    • n breeder One who procures the birth of young; one who raises a particular breed, as of animals; technically, in herd-and stud-books, the owner of the dam at the time of the birth of the animal recorded.
    • n breeder Same as bred-sore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Breeder one who breeds or brings up
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  • Mark Twain
    “Prosperity is the surest breeder of insolence I know.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. brédan, to cherish, keep warm; Ger. brüten, to hatch.


In literature:

A co-operative stock breeders' association was formed.
"A Stake in the Land" by Peter Alexander Speek
Judged on "points," as breeders say, she was very near to perfection.
"Finn The Wolfhound" by A. J. Dawson
But the Archbishop probably had never taken a prize: not much of a breeder maybe.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
No, it was by the discovery of investigators and its practical adaptation by breeders.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
Amongst the new mutant factors there may be some whose chief effect is on the character that the breeder is already selecting.
"A Critique of the Theory of Evolution" by Thomas Hunt Morgan
Blunt, Wilfrid, poet, and breeder of Arab horses, 53, 129.
"Memoirs of Life and Literature" by W. H. Mallock
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
It was eagerly welcomed by breeders of the day, among others the accomplished French hybridizer, Mons.
"The Gladiolus" by Matthew Crawford
Now Snarley was a cunning breeder of sheep.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
For your breeders simply give their bodies to produce the flesh for war.
"The Women-Stealers of Thrayx" by Fox B. Holden

In poetry:

His namesake, born of Jewish breeder,
Knew "from the Hyssop to the Cedar;"
But he, unlike the Jewish leader,
Scarce knew the Hyssop from the Cedar.
"On A Late Impiric Of Balmy Memory" by Charles Lamb
What myriad righteous errands high
Thy flames MIGHT run on! In that hour
Thou slewest the child, oh why
Not rather slay Calamity,
Breeder of Pain and Doubt, infernal Power?
"Individuality." by Sidney Lanier
Fairest and still truest eyes,
Can you the lights be, and the spies
Of my desires?
Can you shine cleare for loves delight,
And yet the breeders be of spight,
And jealous fires?
"62" by Mary Wroth
Whose God will ye serve, O ye rulers of men?
Will ye build you new shrines in the slave-breeder's den?
Or bow with the children of light, as they call
On the Judge of the Earth and the Father of All?
""Choose You This Day Whom Ye Will Serve"" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
If they were yours, then you might take a cattle-breeder's
delight in the herds of the future. Not yours.
Where the power ends let love, before it sours to jealousy.
Leave the joys of government to Caesar.
"Meditation On Saviors" by Robinson Jeffers
I reckon I'm artist an' all, though I niver gave it a thowt;
Breeder o' stock is my trade, Mike Pullan o' t' Abbey Close.
What sud a farmer want wi' picturs that brass has bowt?
All his art is i' t' mistal, wheer t' heifers are ranged i' rows.
"The Artist" by F W Moorman

In news:

Snickers, an eleven-week-old hairless kitten, flew from from a breeder in Utah to her new home in Connecticut in the supposedly climate-controlled cargo hold of a Delta Airlines plane.
Hailstone, a half brother to TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr IT) winner.
The Favorites Fall in Breeders Crown Races.
It was a night of upsets in the 23rd edition of the Breeders Crown for harness racing Saturday night at the Meadowlands.
Following an emotionally charged Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.
Each year, progressive breeders in the Midwest enter more than 400 bulls and 70 open heifers into the program for comparison and benchmarking.
Henny Hughes posted the fastest time for an eighth of a mile during the first session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.
2007 Eclipse Award-winning steeplechaser Good Night Shirt was honored with similar divisional honors by the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
From the Maryland Horse Breeders Association.
Finally, after 23 years, Breeders' Cup officials can let out a sigh of relief.
James Tafel's Street Sense proved that life does exist for a horse after winning the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner Hightail Order This Photo.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint winner.
0 Jockey Rajiv Maragh guides Hightail to a victory by a nose over Merit Man and jockey Patrick Valenzuela in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint on Friday at Santa Anita Park.

In science:

Accordingly a reactor is defined as a breeder reactor if more fissile material is produced than consumed.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
The experience with the thorium breeder cycle comes mainly from research at the US Shippingport reactor, rated with a net power of 0.060 GWe.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
It follows that many more tests are needed before one can imagine constructing a functioning large scale prototype Th232 breeder reactor.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
This reactor was the first and only effort in the USA to operate a larger scale breeder reactor and was terminated in 1972.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
During its short operation time it was operated with a very low efficiency and it can not be considered as a successful breeder prototype. A new commercial size fast reactor is under construction in Russia.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?