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thor·ough·bred

 (thûr′ō-brĕd′, thûr′ə-, thŭr′-)
n.
1. A purebred or pedigreed animal, especially a horse.
2. Thoroughbred Any of a breed of horses, bred chiefly for racing, originating from crosses between Arabian stallions and English mares.
3. A well-bred person.
adj.
1. Bred of pure stock; purebred.
2. Thoroughbred Relating or belonging to horses of the Thoroughbred.
3. Thoroughly trained or educated; well-bred.

thoroughbred

(ˈθʌrəˌbrɛd)
adj
purebred
n
1. (Breeds) a pedigree animal; purebred
2. a person regarded as being of good breeding

Thoroughbred

(ˈθʌrəˌbrɛd)
n
(Breeds) a British breed of horse the ancestry of which can be traced to English mares and Arab sires; most often used as a racehorse

thor•ough•bred

(ˈθɜr əˌbrɛd, ˈθʌr-)

adj.
1. of pure or unmixed breed or stock, as a horse; purebred.
2. (often cap.) of or pertaining to the Thoroughbred breed of horses.
3. (of a person) well-bred or well-educated.
n.
4. (usu. cap.) one of a breed of horses, to which all racehorses belong, orig. developed in England by crossing Arabian stallions with European mares.
5. a thoroughbred animal.
6. a well-bred or well-educated person.
[1695–1705]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thoroughbred - a well-bred person
adult, grownup - a fully developed person from maturity onward
2.thoroughbred - a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares
bangtail, race horse, racehorse - a horse bred for racing
3.thoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineagethoroughbred - a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses
animal, animate being, beast, creature, fauna, brute - a living organism characterized by voluntary movement
Adj.1.thoroughbred - 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

thoroughbred

adjective purebred, pedigree, pure-blooded, blood, full-blooded, of unmixed stock a thoroughbred stallion
hybrid, mongrel, half-breed, crossbred, crossed, of mixed breed

thoroughbred

adjective
1. Of pure breeding stock:
2. Of high birth or social position:
Informal: upper-crust.
Translations

thoroughbred

[ˈθʌrəbred]
A. ADJ [horse] → de pura sangre
B. Npura sangre mf

thoroughbred

[ˈθʌrəbrɛd] n (= horse) → pur-sang m inv

thoroughbred

[ˈθʌrəˌbrɛd] adj & n (horse) → purosangue (m/f) inv
References in classic literature ?
What Michael did know was that Del Mar had no pedigree and was a scrub as compared with thoroughbreds such as Steward, Captain Kellar, and MISTER Haggin of Meringe.
I have only one; but that one is altogether a thoroughbred Lion.
are no mean assemblage: many will be glad to have so much in one instructor; and this time, you shall try your fortune in a somewhat higher family in that of some genuine, thoroughbred gentleman; for such are far more likely to treat you with proper respect and consideration than those purse-proud tradespeople and arrogant upstarts.
Vronsky had put his name down, bought a thoroughbred English mare, and in spite of his love affair, he was looking forward to the races with intense, though reserved, excitement.
Did you ever see a thoroughbred mare, all shinin' in the sun, with hair like satin an' skin so thin an' tender that the least touch of the whip leaves a mark--all fine nerves, an' delicate an' sensitive, that'll kill the toughest bronco when it comes to endurance an' that can strain a tendon in a flash or catch death-of-cold without a blanket for a night?
Many young gentlemen canter up on thoroughbred hacks, spatter-dashed to the knee, and enter the house to drink cherry-brandy and pay their respects to the ladies, or, more modest and sportsmanlike, divest themselves of their mud-boots, exchange their hacks for their hunters, and warm their blood by a preliminary gallop round the lawn.
The squadwon can't pass," shouted Vaska Denisov, showing his white teeth fiercely and spurring his black thoroughbred Arab, which twitched its ears as the bayonets touched it, and snorted, spurting white foam from his bit, tramping the planks of the bridge with his hoofs, and apparently ready to jump over the railings had his rider let him.
I sat down at the supper table last night at Riddle's, and I looked at Rosy, and I says to myself, 'Chunk, if you get the girl get her on the square--don't try any hocus-pocus with a thoroughbred like her.
This Lizzie was a bright bay mare, almost thoroughbred, and a great favorite with the gentlemen, on account of her fine action and lively spirit; but Ginger, who knew more of her than I did, told me she was rather nervous.
The first time occurred when the master was trying to teach a spirited thoroughbred the method of opening and closing gates without the rider's dismounting.
First came a magnificent golden chariot, drawn by a great Lion and an immense Tiger, who stood shoulder to shoulder and trotted along as gracefully as a well-matched team of thoroughbred horses.
on thoroughbred horses; lounges at the club; has to keep clear of crinoline vortices; gets its science done by Faraday, and its religion by the superior clergy who are to be met in the best houses,--how should it have time or need for belief and emphasis?