Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A person who breeds animals or plants.
  • noun An animal kept to produce offspring.
  • noun Offensive Slang A heterosexual person.
  • noun A source or cause.
  • noun A breeder reactor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which breeds, procreates, or produces young: used especially of the female.
  • noun One who educates or rears; figuratively, that which rears.
  • noun One who or that which produces, causes, or brings about: as, he was a breeder of dissensions.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as bred-sore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, breeds, produces, brings up, etc.
  • noun A cause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person who breeds plants or animals professionally.
  • noun gay slang, derogatory A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
  • noun A type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons. (See Wikipedia's article on fast breeder reactors.)
  • noun slang, derogatory a person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focussed on the rearing of their own children.
  • noun cellular automata 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person who breeds animals

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Examples

  • If "breeder" is a pejorative for heteros, then those "herd-thinners" who hunt the whole deer could simply be called "consumers."

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  • It could help convince a jury that a suspected breeder is supplying dog-fighting rings across the country.

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  • We have an enormous amount of uranium already mined and available to turn into plutonium in breeder reactors, but are not doing that because it would provide an incentive to not-nice countries to make nuclear weapons.

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  • The breeder is only exploiting the natural process.

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  • Camel beauty contests have become so popular in Saudi Arabia, that a popular cleric had to issue a decree against them (reason to follow) "It's just like judging a beautiful girl," said Fowzan al-Madr, a camel breeder from the Kharj region southeast of Riyadh.

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  • The breeder is also up to his ears with requests and cannot cater to everyone, so if you have a green turtle, consider yourself one of the lucky ones.

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  • Yet the renowned plant breeder is quick to mention that he began his career, in the 1930s, in forestry, and that forest conservation has never been far from his thoughts.

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  • Yet the renowned plant breeder is quick to mention that he began his career, in the 1930s, in forestry, and that forest conservation has never been far from his thoughts.

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  • The British hope thus to make available enough nuclear fuel in breeder type reactors which will also produce useful power at or near competitive costs, to make up for their estimated deficiency in coal.

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  • I called the breeder and brianstormed with her on where to go next.

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