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Definition: In and in breeding
1. Not out; within; inside. In, the preposition, becomes an
adverb by omission of its object, leaving it as the
representative of an adverbial phrase, the context
indicating what the omitted object is; as, he takes in the
situation (i. e., he comprehends it in his mind); the
Republicans were in (i. e., in office); in at one ear and
out at the other (i. e., in or into the head); his side
was in (i. e., in the turn at the bat); he came in (i. e.,
into the house).
Their vacation . . . falls in so pat with ours.
Note: The sails of a vessel are said, in nautical language,
to be in when they are furled, or when stowed. In
certain cases in has an adjectival sense; as, the in
train (i. e., the incoming train); compare up grade,
down grade, undertow, afterthought, etc.
2. (Law) With privilege or possession; -- used to denote a
holding, possession, or seisin; as, in by descent; in by
purchase; in of the seisin of her husband. --Burrill.
In and in breeding
. See under Breeding
In and out
(Naut.), through and through; -- said of a
through bolt in a ship's side. --Knight.
To be in
, to be at home; as, Mrs. A. is in.
To come in
. See under Come
1. The act or process of generating or bearing.
2. The raising or improving of any kind of domestic animals;
as, farmers should pay attention to breeding.
3. Nurture; education; formation of manners.
She had her breeding at my father's charge. --Shak.
4. Deportment or behavior in the external offices and
decorums of social life; manners; knowledge of, or
training in, the ceremonies, or polite observances of
Delicacy of breeding, or that polite deference and
respect which civility obliges us either to express
or counterfeit towards the persons with whom we
5. Descent; pedigree; extraction. [Obs.]
Honest gentlemen, I know not your breeding. --Shak.
, In and in breeding
, breeding from a male
and female from the same parentage.
, breeding from a male and female of
, politeness; genteel deportment.
Syn: Education; instruction; nurture; training; manners. See