from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A person who breeds animals or plants.
- n. An animal kept to produce offspring.
- n. Offensive Slang A heterosexual person.
- n. A source or cause: social injustice—a breeder of revolutions.
- n. A breeder reactor.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
- n. A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
- n. A type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons. (See Wikipedia's article on fast breeder reactors.)
- n. a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
- n. A pattern that exhibits quadratic growth by generating multiple copies of a secondary pattern, each of which then generates multiple copies of a tertiary pattern.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, breeds, produces, brings up, etc.
- n. A cause.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which breeds, procreates, or produces young: used especially of the female.
- n. One who educates or rears; figuratively, that which rears.
- n. One who or that which produces, causes, or brings about: as, he was a breeder of dissensions.
- n. 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. Same as bred-sore.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who breeds animals
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