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 for Bred
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bred \Bred\,
     imp. & p. p. of Breed.
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     Bred out, degenerated. "The strain of man's bred out into
        baboon and monkey." --Shak.
  
     Bred to arms. See under Arms.
  
     Well bred.
     (a) Of a good family; having a good pedigree. "A gentleman
         well bred and of good name." --Shak. [Obs., except as
         applied to domestic animals.]
     (b) Well brought up, as shown in having good manners;
         cultivated; refined; polite.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Breed \Breed\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bred; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Breeding.] [OE. breden, AS. br[=e]dan to nourish, cherish,
     keep warm, from br[=o]d brood; akin to D. broeden to brood,
     OHG. bruoten, G. br["u]ten. See Brood.]
     1. To produce as offspring; to bring forth; to bear; to
        procreate; to generate; to beget; to hatch.
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              Yet every mother breeds not sons alike. --Shak.
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              If the sun breed maggots in a dead dog. --Shak.
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     2. To take care of in infancy, and through the age of youth;
        to bring up; to nurse and foster.
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              To bring thee forth with pain, with care to breed.
                                                    --Dryden.
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              Born and bred on the verge of the wilderness.
                                                    --Everett.
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     3. To educate; to instruct; to form by education; to train;
        -- sometimes followed by up.
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              But no care was taken to breed him a Protestant.
                                                    --Bp. Burnet.
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              His farm may not remove his children too far from
              him, or the trade he breeds them up in. --Locke.
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     4. To engender; to cause; to occasion; to originate; to
        produce; as, to breed a storm; to breed disease.
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              Lest the place
              And my quaint habits breed astonishment. --Milton.
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     5. To give birth to; to be the native place of; as, a pond
        breeds fish; a northern country breeds stout men.
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     6. To raise, as any kind of stock.
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     7. To produce or obtain by any natural process. [Obs.]
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              Children would breed their teeth with less danger.
                                                    --Locke.
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     Syn: To engender; generate; beget; produce; hatch; originate;
          bring up; nourish; train; instruct.
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