adjective Date: 1674 coming from superior stock

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  • highbred — [hī′bred΄] adj. 1. of superior stock or breed 2. showing good breeding; cultivated; refined …   English World dictionary

  • highbred — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective 1. : marked by high birth or breeding : coming from superior stock the highbred descendant of an ancient baron Sir Walter Scott a highbred dog 2. : having the characteristics of or associated with high birth or breeding :… …   Useful english dictionary

  • highbred — /huy bred /, adj. 1. of superior breed. 2. characteristic of superior breeding: highbred manners. [1665 75; HIGH + BRED] * * * …   Universalium

  • highbred — /ˈhaɪbrɛd/ (say huybred) adjective 1. of superior breed. 2. characteristic of superior breeding: highbred manners …   Australian English dictionary

  • highbred — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of pure breeding stock: full blooded, pure blood, pureblooded, purebred, thoroughbred. See CLEAN. 2. Of high birth or social position: aristocratic, blue blooded, elite, highborn, noble, patrician, thoroughbred …   English dictionary for students

  • highbred — adj. well educated; well mannered …   English contemporary dictionary

  • highbred — high•bred [[t]ˈhaɪˌbrɛd[/t]] adj. of superior breed …   From formal English to slang

  • Sewell, Anna — born March 30, 1820, Yarmouth, Norfolk, Eng. died April 25, 1878, Old Catton, Norfolk British writer. She was introduced to writing by her mother, an author of juvenile best sellers, and her concern for the humane treatment of horses began early… …   Universalium

  • thoroughbred — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. purebred, full blooded, pedigreed; blue blooded, noble, aristocratic; to the manor born; well bred or mannered. See purity, fashion, nobility. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. full blooded, purebred,… …   English dictionary for students

  • upper-class — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. fashionable, elite; moneyed, propertied; exclusive. Slang, classy. See nobility, money. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. highbred, wellborn, genteel; see noble 3 . III (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Of …   English dictionary for students

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