well-bred


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well-bred

(wĕl′brĕd′)
adj.
1. Raised to be well-mannered and refined.
2. Born to parents considered to be of good stock. Used of animals.

well-bred

adj (well bred when postpositive)
1. Also: well-born of respected or noble lineage
2. indicating good breeding: well-bred manners.
3. (Breeds) of good thoroughbred stock: a well-bred spaniel.

well′-bred′



adj.
1. showing good breeding, as in behavior or manners.
2. (of animals) of a desirable breed or pedigree.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.well-bred - of good upbringing
refined - (used of persons and their behavior) cultivated and genteel; "she was delicate and refined and unused to hardship"; "refined people with refined taste"

well-bred

well-bred

adjective
1. Characterized by discriminating taste and broad knowledge as a result of development or education:
2. Characterized by good manners:
Translations

well-bred

[ˌwelˈbred] ADJ [person] → educado, cortés; [accent] → culto; [animal] → de raza, pura sangre

well-bred

[ˌwɛlˈbrɛd] adjeducato/a, beneducato/a

well2

(wel) comparative better (ˈbetə) : superlative best (best) adjective
1. healthy. I don't feel very / at all well; She doesn't look very well; She's been ill but she's quite well now.
2. in a satisfactory state or condition. All is well now.
adverb
1. in a good, correct, successful, suitable etc way. He's done well to become a millionaire at thirty; She plays the piano well; Mother and baby are both doing well; How well did he do in the exam?
2. with good reason; with justice. You may well look ashamed – that was a cruel thing to do; You can't very well refuse to go.
3. with approval or praise. He speaks well of you.
4. used (with eg damn, ~jolly etc) for emphasis. You can jolly well do it yourself!
5. thoroughly. Examine the car well before you buy it.
6. to a great or considerable extent. He is well over fifty.
interjection
1. used to express surprise etc. Well! I'd never have believed it!
2. used when re-starting a conversation, starting an explanation etc. Do you remember John Watson? Well, he's become a teacher.
well-
1. in a good, satisfactory etc way etc, as in well-behaved.
2. very much, as in well-known.
ˌwell-beˈhaved adjective
behaving correctly. well-behaved children.
ˌwell-ˈbeing noun
welfare. She is always very concerned about her mother's well-being.
ˌwell-ˈbred adjective
(of a person) having good manners.
ˌwell-ˈbuilt adjective
muscular; having a strong, handsome figure.
ˌwell-ˈdone adjective
(of meat) cooked until there is no blood in it; (of food) cooked for a long time.
ˌwell-ˈearned adjective
thoroughly deserved. a well-earned rest.
ˌwell-ˈeducated adjective
educated to a good standard.
ˌwell-ˈfed adjective
correctly and sufficiently fed.
ˌwell-ˈgroomed adjective
of smart, tidy appearance.
ˌwell-inˈformed adjective
having or showing a thorough knowledge. a well-informed person/essay.
ˌwell-ˈknown adjective
familiar or famous. a well-known TV personality.
ˌwell-ˈmade adjective
a well-made table.
ˌwell-ˈmannered adjective
polite.
ˌwell-ˈoff adjective
1. rich. He is very well-off; a well-off young lady.
2. fortunate. You do not know when you are well off.
ˌwell-ˈread (-ˈred) adjective
having read many books etc; intelligent.
ˌwell-ˈspoken adjective
(of a person) speaking with a pleasing voice, in a grammatically correct way etc.
ˌwell-to-ˈdo adjective
having enough money to live comfortably.
ˌwell-wisher noun
a person who wishes one success etc.
as well
in addition; too. If you will go, I'll go as well.
as well as
in addition to. She works in a restaurant in the evenings as well as doing a full-time job during the day.
be just as well
to be fortunate; to be no cause for regret. It's just as well (that) you didn't go – the meeting was cancelled.
be as well to
to be advisable or sensible. It would be as well to go by train – the roads are flooded.
very well
fine, okay. Have you finished? Very well, you may go now.
well done!
used in congratulating a person. I hear you won the competition. Well done!
well enough
fairly, but not particularly, well.
well up in
knowing a great deal about. He's very well up in financial matters.
References in classic literature ?
You have been well-bred and well-born; your father has a great name in these parts, and your grandfather won the cup two years at the Newmarket races; your grandmother had the sweetest temper of any horse I ever knew, and I think you have never seen me kick or bite.
But they would have been improved by some share of his frankness and warmth; and her visit was long enough to detract something from their first admiration, by shewing that, though perfectly well-bred, she was reserved, cold, and had nothing to say for herself beyond the most common-place inquiry or remark.
An assault on our pockets, which in more barbarous times would have been made in the brusque form of a pistol-shot, is quite a well-bred and smiling procedure now it has become a request for a loan thrown in as an easy parenthesis between the second and third glasses of claret.
A circle of men perfectly well-bred would be a company of sensible persons in which every man's native manners and character appeared.
Now, in every one of the domestic breeds, taking thoroughly well-bred birds, all the above marks, even to the white edging of the outer tail-feathers, sometimes concur perfectly developed.
The well-bred daughter of champion sire Sadler's Wells clearly has a load of ability, judged by this performance.
Since Morris only fitfully focuses on Reagan, the reader must endure tedious passages about the (fictional) author's own emotions and his prejudices against anyone not as educated, well-bred or enlightened as he imagines himself to be.
A wide and international clientele of long-term breeders, some newcomers to Tattersalls, ensured a furious trade for well-bred fillies with several wouldbe buyers heading into today having failed to score yesterday.
The well-bred 5yo, winner of a soft-ground bumper at Bangor last season, went off favourite for his hurdling debut at Hexham but ruined his chance by pulling too hard.
This well-bred three-year-old filly only had the one outing last term in a back-end maiden over seven furlongs at Newmarket.
THE well-bred lady's miniature schnauzer had an ear infection.
Ever the investigator, Dutch tracks down the man's widow, a well-bred congresswoman from New Hampshire, Kay Chandler (Kristin Scott Thomas).