thoroughbred

  • 1 Thoroughbred — Thor ough*bred , a. Bred from the best blood through a long line; pure blooded; said of stock, as horses. Hence, having the characteristics of such breeding; mettlesome; courageous; of elegant form, or the like. n. A thoroughbred animal,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 thoroughbred — ► ADJECTIVE 1) of pure breed, especially of a breed of horse originating from English mares and Arab stallions. 2) informal of outstanding quality. ► NOUN ▪ a thoroughbred animal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 3 Thoroughbred —   [dt. »Vollblut«], Codename für den 32 bit Athlon Prozessor (Athlon) von AMD, der mit einer Strukturbreite von 13 Mikrometern gefertigt wird. Er ist der Nachfolger des Palomino. Auch die SOI Technologie (Silicon on Insulator) gehört zum… …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 thoroughbred — (adj.) 1701, of persons, thoroughly accomplished, from THOROUGH (Cf. thorough) + past tense of BREED (Cf. breed). In the horse sense of of pure breed or stock it dates from 1796; the noun is first recorded 1842 …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 thoroughbred — [adj] pure, unmixed blood, full blooded, graded, papered, pedigree, pedigreed, pure blooded, purebred; concept 549 Ant. half breed, impure, mixed …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 thoroughbred — [thʉr′ō bred΄, thʉr′əbred΄] adj. 1. purebred; pedigreed: said as of a horse or a dog 2. thoroughly trained, educated, cultured, etc.; well bred 3. excellent; first rate n. 1. [T ] any of a breed of light horse developed by crossing Arabian and… …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 Thoroughbred — For other uses, see Thoroughbred (disambiguation). Thoroughbred Thoroughbred race horse Distinguishing features …

    Wikipedia

  • 8 Thoroughbred — Pur sang anglais Pour les articles homonymes, voir pur sang (homonymie). Pur sang …

    Wikipédia en Français

  • 9 thoroughbred — thoroughbredness, n. /therr oh bred , euh bred , thur /, adj. 1. of pure or unmixed breed, stock, or race, as a horse or other animal; bred from the purest and best blood. 2. (sometimes cap.) of or pertaining to the Thoroughbred breed of horses.… …

    Universalium

  • 10 thoroughbred — I. adjective Date: 1701 1. thoroughly trained or skilled < a thoroughbred soldier > 2. bred from the best blood through a long line ; purebred < thoroughbred dogs > 3. a. capitalized of, relating to, or being a Thoroughbred …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 thoroughbred — thor|ough|bred [ˈθʌrəbred US ˈθʌrou , ˈθʌrə ] n 1.) a horse that has parents of the same very good breed ▪ a thoroughbred stallion 2.) especially BrE someone who seems to do something naturally to a very high standard ▪ football thoroughbred Mick …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 thoroughbred — [[t]θʌ̱rəbred, AM θɜ͟ːroʊ [/t]] thoroughbreds 1) N COUNT A thoroughbred is a horse that has parents that are of the same high quality breed. 2) N COUNT: oft N n A thoroughbred is a particular breed of racing horse. ...a thoroughbred stallion …

    English dictionary

  • 13 thoroughbred — UK [ˈθʌrəˌbred] / US noun [countable] Word forms thoroughbred : singular thoroughbred plural thoroughbreds 1) a horse that belongs to a breed (= type) that is considered of very high quality 2) someone or something that is extremely good Derived… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 thoroughbred — A Thoroughbred is a horse whose parentage traces back to any of the three Founding Sires the Darley Arabian, Byerly Turk and Godolphin Barb, and who has satisfied the rules and requirements of The Jockey Club and is registered in The American… …

    Equestrian sports dictionary

  • 15 thoroughbred — thor•ough•bred [[t]ˈθɜr əˌbrɛd, ˈθʌr [/t]] adj. 1) ahb. of pure or unmixed breed or stock, as a horse; purebred 2) dch (often cap.) of or pertaining to the Thoroughbred breed of horses 3) (of a person) well bred or well educated 4) dch (usu.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 thoroughbred — n. an underworld person who is trustworthy and loyal to the underworld. (Underworld.) □ Bart is an A 1 thoroughbred. □ The thoroughbred clammed up during the third degree …

    Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • 17 thoroughbred — adj. & n. adj. 1 of pure breed. 2 high spirited. n. 1 a thoroughbred animal, esp. a horse. 2 (Thoroughbred) a a breed of racehorses originating from English mares and Arab stallions. b a horse of this breed …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 thoroughbred — 1. adjective a) bred from pure stock b) well bred and properly educated 2. noun a) A particular breed of horse (this does not refer to any purebred horse) …

    Wiktionary

  • 19 thoroughbred — See thoroughbred, purebred …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • 20 thoroughbred — adj. Thoroughbred is used with these nouns: ↑horse, ↑racing …

    Collocations dictionary


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