What does the word breed mean?

Usage examples for breed

  1. 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
  2. Familiarity with them may breed anything but admiration. – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester