highborn
adjective Date: 13th century of noble birth

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  • Highborn — High born , a. Of noble or aristocratic birth. Contrasted with {lowborn} and {common}. Shak. Syn: aristocratic, blue blooded, coroneted, gentle, patrician, titled, wellborn, upper class. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • highborn — (adj.) also high born, “of noble birth,” c.1300, from HIGH (Cf. high) (adj.) + BORN (Cf. born) …   Etymology dictionary

  • highborn — [hī′bôrn΄] adj. of noble birth …   English World dictionary

  • highborn — [[t]ha͟ɪbɔː(r)n[/t]] also high born ADJ GRADED If someone is highborn, their parents are members of the nobility. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • highborn — /huy bawrn /, adj. of high rank by birth. [1250 1300; ME; see HIGH, BORN] * * * …   Universalium

  • highborn — adjective a) Of high social standing as a result of having been born a member of an upper level social class. I am too high born to be propertied, b) Born a member of an upper level social class (although not necessarily retaining high social… …   Wiktionary

  • highborn — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. patrician, noble, royal, aristocratic. See nobility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. patrician, aristocratic, lordly; see noble 1 , 2 , 3 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of high birth or social… …   English dictionary for students

  • highborn — adj. wellborn, of good family, of noble birth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • highborn — adj aristocratic, patrician, blue blooded, silk stocking; noble, well born, gentle, genteel; royal, princely, kingly, titled; (all of animals) thoroughbred, pedigreed, purebred, highbred …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • highborn — high•born [[t]ˈhaɪˌbɔrn[/t]] adj. of high rank by birth • Etymology: 1250–1300 …   From formal English to slang

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