breed noun

1 type of animal

ADJ. new | rare | hardy

VERB + BREED keep a farm that keeps rare breeds

PREP. ~ of a new breed of dairy cattle

2 particular type of person

ADJ. new | dying, rare Entertainers of this sort are now a dying breed.

PREP. ~ of a new breed of international criminals

PHRASES a breed apart Health workers are a breed apart in their commitment and dedication to duty.