What does the word breeding mean?

Usage examples for breeding

  1. The balance between wealth, intelligence, and breeding has not yet been established- not from lack of wealth or intelligence. – The Fighting Chance by Robert W. Chambers
  2. That Jeanne hath set her heart on it, and thinketh it will come about; but not so I. He seems of a rare fine- breeding and honorable speech, said Benoit. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  3. But when found, I confess that nothing to me gives so sure an evidence of true blood and good- breeding. – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope