Definition of Thoroughbred

1. Noun. A well-bred person.

Generic synonyms: Adult, Grownup



2. Adjective. Having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal.
Exact synonyms: Pedigree, Pedigreed, Pureblood, Pureblooded
Similar to: Purebred
Derivative terms: Pureblood

3. Noun. A racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares.

4. Noun. A pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses.
Exact synonyms: Pureblood, Purebred
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Derivative terms: Pureblood, Purebred

Definition of Thoroughbred

1. 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.

Definition of Thoroughbred

1. Noun. Any of a breed of horses derived from crosses between Arabian stallions and English mares, bred for racing ¹

2. Adjective. bred from pure stock ¹

3. Adjective. well-bred and properly educated ¹

4. Noun. A particular breed of horse (this does not refer to any purebred horse) ¹

5. Noun. A well-bred person. ¹

6. Noun. A person of uncommon strength or endurance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thoroughbred

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Medical Definition of Thoroughbred

1. 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. A thoroughbred animal, especially a horse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Thoroughbred

thoron
thoronol
thorons
thorosteenstrupine
thorotrast
thorough
thorough-girt
thorough-going
thorough-pin
thorough-stitch
thoroughbrace
thoroughbraces
thoroughbred (current term)
thoroughbred race
thoroughbred racing
thoroughbreds
thorougher
thoroughest
thoroughfare
thoroughfares
thoroughgo
thoroughgoing
thoroughgoing(a)
thoroughly
thoroughness
thoroughnesses
thoroughpaced

Literary usage of Thoroughbred

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Cyclopedia of American Agriculture: A Popular Survey of Agricultural by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1908)
"The term thoroughbred, in its correct application, is restricted -to designate the English ... thoroughbred is a noun. There is no one best breed of horses, ..."

2. The American Stud Bookby Sanders Dewees Bruce by Sanders Dewees Bruce (1873)
""Containing pedigree of thorough-bred stallions and mares, with their produce from the early accounts of racing in America to end of ...""

3. Frank Forester's Horse and Horsemanship of the United States and British by Henry William Herbert (1871)
"IN preceding articles, definitions and examples of a thoroughbred race-horse ... But no horse is considered thoroughbred in England whose pedigree is not on ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia of Sport by Frederick George Aflalo, Hedley Peek (1897)
"The real value of the British thoroughbred is the vital essence which does ... Briefly, it may be stated in conclusion that the British thoroughbred is the ..."

5. Types and Breeds of Farm Animals by Charles Sumner Plumb (1920)
"In the 1081 horses registered we find the following thoroughbred blood: Pure-bred thoroughbreds ... 296 horses Containing I 2\ per cent thoroughbred blood . ..."

6. Agriculture by William Penn Brooks (1911)
"The thoroughbred horse — There has been some confusion in the use of the word ... The term thoroughbred as applied to horses is a breed name just as the ..."

7. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The broncho crossed with a thoroughbred makes a good polo pony. ... HORSE, American thoroughbred. The American thoroughbred is the production of pure breeds ..."

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