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ped·i·gree

 (pĕd′ĭ-grē′)
n.
1.
a. A line of ancestors; a lineage.
b. A list of ancestors; a family tree.
2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
3. A list of the ancestors of a purebred animal.
4. A continuous history or series of precedents, especially considered as evidence of respectability or legitimacy: "The practice of larding legislation with special interest lucre has, of course, a lengthy pedigree in American politics" (Jonathan Chait).

[Middle English pedegru, from Anglo-Norman pe de grue : pe, foot (from Latin pēs; see pedi-) + de, of (from Latin ; see de-) + grue, crane (from the resemblance of a crane's foot to the lines of succession on a genealogical chart) (from Vulgar Latin *grūā, from Latin grūs, gru-; see gerə- in Indo-European roots).]

ped′i·greed′ adj.

pedigree

(ˈpɛdɪˌɡriː)
n
1. (Zoology)
a. the line of descent of a purebred animal
b. (as modifier): a pedigree bull.
2. (Zoology) a document recording this
3. a genealogical table, esp one indicating pure ancestry
4. derivation or background: the pedigree of an idea.
[C15: from Old French pie de grue crane's foot, alluding to the spreading lines used in a genealogical chart]
ˈpediˌgreed adj

ped•i•gree

(ˈpɛd ɪˌgri)

n.
1. an ancestral line; lineage; ancestry.
2. a genealogical record, esp. of a purebred animal.
3. distinguished or pure ancestry.
4. derivation; history.
adj.
5. having established purebred ancestry: a pedigree collie.
Also, ped′i•greed`.
[1375–1425; late Middle English pedegru < Anglo-French; Middle French pie de grue literally, foot of (a) crane, a fanciful way of describing the appearance of the lines of a genealogical chart]
syn: pedigree, genealogy refer to an account of ancestry. A pedigree is a table or chart recording a line of ancestors, either of persons or (more commonly) of animals, as horses, cattle, and dogs; in the case of animals, such a table is used as proof of superior qualities: a detailed pedigree. A genealogy is an account of the descent of a person or family traced through a series of generations, usu. from the first known ancestor: a genealogy that includes a king.

Pedigree

 a race or line; lineage; a long series; a string of people.
Examples: pedigree of dogs; of Popes, 1532.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pedigree - the descendants of one individualpedigree - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, family line, sept, folk, family - people descended from a common ancestor; "his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"
side - a family line of descent; "he gets his brains from his father's side"
family tree, genealogy - successive generations of kin
2.pedigree - line of descent of a purebred animal
breed, strain, stock - a special variety of domesticated animals within a species; "he experimented on a particular breed of white rats"; "he created a new strain of sheep"
3.pedigree - ancestry of a purebred animal
ancestry, filiation, lineage, derivation - inherited properties shared with others of your bloodline
Adj.1.pedigree - having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
purebred - bred for many generations from member of a recognized breed or strain

pedigree

adjective
1. purebred, thoroughbred, full-blooded A pedigree dog will never cost less than a three-figure sum.
noun

pedigree

noun
1. One's ancestors or their character or one's ancestral derivation:
2. A written record of ancestry:
Translations
أصْلٌأصْل كَريمأصيل، ذو حَسَبنَسَب
čistokrevnýrodokmenurozený původ
stamtavlebaggrundherkomst
jalorotuinen
rasan
ősipedigrétörzskönyvezett
血統の明らかな
혈통의
aukšta kilmėkilminga giminėveislinis
augsta izcelšanāsģenealoģija, radurakstišķirnes-sugas-
starý pôvod
stamtavla
พันธุ์แท้
có nòi

pedigree

[ˈpedɪgriː]
A. N (= lineage) → linaje m, genealogía f; [of animal] → pedigrí m; (= family tree) → árbol m genealógico; (= document) → certificado m de genealogía (fig) (= record) → historial m
B. CPD (lit) → de raza, de casta (fig) → certificado, garantizado

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪgriː]
n
[animal] → pedigree m
to have a pedigree → avoir un pedigree
[person] → ascendance f
to have an aristocratic pedigree → être d'ascendance noble
He had a criminal pedigree
BUT Il avait des antécédents criminels.
modif [animal] → de race
a pedigree dog → un chien de race
a pedigree labrador → un labrador de pure race

pedigree

n (lit, fig)Stammbaum m; (= document)Ahnentafel f; (fig)Geschichte f
attrreinrassig

pedigree

[ˈpɛdɪˌgriː]
1. n (of person) → discendenza, stirpe f; (of animal) → pedigree m inv
2. adjdi razza (pura)

pedigree

(ˈpedigriː) noun
1. a list of the ancestors from whom a person or animal is descended. a dog's pedigree.
2. distinguished descent or ancestry. a man of pedigree.
adjective
(of an animal) pure-bred; from a long line of ancestors of the same breed. a herd of pedigree cattle.

pedigree

أصْلٌ čistokrevný stamtavle reinrassig εκλεκτής ράτσας con pedigrí jalorotuinen pedigree rasan di razza pura 血統の明らかな 혈통의 raszuiver rase- z rodowodem de raça породистый stamtavla พันธุ์แท้ cins có nòi 纯种的
References in classic literature ?
I had no pedigree, no inherited title; so in the king's and nobles' eyes I was mere dirt; the people regarded me with wonder and awe, but there was no reverence mixed with it; through the force of inherited ideas they were not able to conceive of any- thing being entitled to that except pedigree and lord- ship.
He showed me its pedigree, or its history, if you please; it was a document which traced this plate's movements all the way down from its birth--showed who bought it, from whom, and what he paid for it--from the first buyer down to me, whereby I saw that it had gone steadily up from thirty-five cents to seven hundred dollars.
The Kings of Aethiopia draw their boasted pedigree from Minilech, the son of this Queen and Solomon.
True it is I am a gentleman of known house, of estate and property, and entitled to the five hundred sueldos mulct; and it may be that the sage who shall write my history will so clear up my ancestry and pedigree that I may find myself fifth or sixth in descent from a king; for I would have thee know, Sancho, that there are two kinds of lineages in the world; some there be tracing and deriving their descent from kings and princes, whom time has reduced little by little until they end in a point like a pyramid upside down; and others who spring from the common herd and go on rising step by step until they come to be great lords; so that the difference is that the one were what they no longer are, and the others are what they formerly were not.
If it were so, the number of sides in a Circle would be a mere question of pedigree and arithmetic, and the four hundred and ninety-seventh descendant of an Equilateral Triangle would necessarily be a Polygon with five hundred sides.
I think it was his pedigree only that had the advantage of being Scotch, and not his "bringing up"; for except that he had a stronger burr in his accent, his speech differed little from that of the Loamshire people about him.
But then - stand nearer and hold up hands as begging -the pedigree of the white stallion was not fully established, and that officer, who is now at Umballa, bade me make it clear.
For men's eyes are upon the business, and not upon the persons; or if upon the persons, it is for the business' sake, as fittest, and not for flags and pedigree.
He was undoubtedly a gentleman of honorable pedigree and of many accomplishments, but two of his accomplishments emerged from all the rest.
As I ran down the streets to the sea, the coin clenched tight in my fist, I felt all the Roman Empire on my back as well as the Carstairs pedigree.
Woodcourt, after expatiating to us on the fame of her great kinsman, said that no doubt wherever her son Allan went he would remember his pedigree and would on no account form an alliance below it.
In talking over the question of relationship it turned out that the prince was very well up in the matter and knew his pedigree off by heart.