have young (animals) or reproduce (organisms); "pandas rarely breed in captivity"; "These bacteria reproduce"
cause to procreate (animals); "She breeds dogs"
copulate with a female, used especially of horses; "The horse covers the mare"
the sexual activity of conceiving and bearing offspring
the production of animals or plants by inbreeding or hybridization
helping someone grow up to be an accepted member of the community; "they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"
elegance by virtue of fineness of manner and expression
the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
producing offspring or set aside especially for producing offspring; "the breeding population"; "retained a few bulls for breeding purposes"
a refined quality of gracefulness and good taste; "she conveys an aura of elegance and gentility"
a quality of neatness and ingenious simplicity in the solution of a problem (especially in science or mathematics); "the simplicity and elegance of his invention"
conformity with some esthetic standard of correctness or propriety; "it was performed with justness and beauty"
a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude; "without understanding the finer nuances you can't enjoy the humor"; "don't argue about shades of meaning"
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold deprived him of his sense of taste"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
the sensation that results when taste buds in the tongue and throat convey information about the chemical composition of a soluble stimulus; "the candy left him with a bad taste"; "the melon had a delicious taste"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"