thoroughbred

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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