What does the word breed mean?

Usage examples for breed

  1. Anthony might have taken this assault a little amiss, if he had not seen a laughing light in his companion's eyes; and remembered, too, that imprisonment is apt to breed a little bitterness. – By What Authority? by Robert Hugh Benson
  2. The stegomyia does not breed in open swamps or large bodies of water, but needs shelter, and is also incapable of sustaining a long flight. – The Panama Canal and its Makers by Vaughan Cornish
  3. Familiarity with them may breed anything but admiration. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester