Also found in: Thesaurus.


Of superior breed or stock: highbred cattle.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


of high breed, stock, etc
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



of superior breed.
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:


1. Of pure breeding stock:
2. Of high birth or social position:
Informal: upper-crust.
The American Heritage® Roget's Thesaurus. Copyright © 2013, 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
References in classic literature ?
Hearing this Dorothea covered her face, and Cardenio retreated into Don Quixote's room, and they hardly had time to do so before the whole party the host had described entered the inn, and the four that were on horseback, who were of highbred appearance and bearing, dismounted, and came forward to take down the woman who rode on the side-saddle, and one of them taking her in his arms placed her in a chair that stood at the entrance of the room where Cardenio had hidden himself.
Stanley is a great lover of highbred horses and at times has had charge of some of the best-known equines.
They are highbred coconuts and each bunch is targeted at about 57 nuts, and coconuts sprout about four to six rounds.
The precious breeds and highbred and pretty donkeys were sold out from twenty five thousand to eight lacs in the market of Tando Ghulam Ali, Badin.
For me Dulcinea alone is beautiful, wise, virtuous, graceful, and highbred, and all others are ill-favoured, foolish, light, and low-born.
The fast growing animals like ducks, pigs, and broilers in poultry farms, highbred fishes in ponds, and the cultivation of vegetables and fruits in farms are typical field applications.
I do not recollect ever to have seen the sudden transition of a highbred English beauty, who thinks she can sacrifice all for love, to an uncomfortable solitary Highland dwelling among tall red-haired sisters and grim-faced aunts, [...] the moral to be deduced from that is to warn all young ladies against runaway matches, and the character and fate of the two sisters would be unexceptionable.
Islamabad -- National Institute of Bioremediation (NIB) of National Agriculture Research Center (NARC), Islamabad, working under the umbrella of Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC), Ministry of National Food Security and Research, Government of Pakistan, has developed a highbred green biotechnology for the treatment of wastewater.
"Every collection has pocketed spring systems with more than 1, 500 coil counts, up to 14 inches of comfort, has highbred advanced memory foam, natural latex, and side stabilizers with 15-year warranty.
However, in the long term structural enhancements such as the introduction of highbred milking animals would be required.
In her 2007 exhibition "Hollow Inside," at Galerie Neu, Berlin, she presented a number of multiple-exposure color headshots of a highbred sheep (taken that same year) in tandem with sturdy diagram sculptures of yoga positions made of chains and mounted on freestanding aluminum-framed panes of Plexiglas.