lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock(noun)
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
line of descent of a purebred animal
ancestry of a purebred animal
pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbred(adj)
having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal
A chart, list or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.
Good breeding or ancestry.
A history or provenance.
Having a pedigree.
Origin: From pe de gru, a variant of Old French , from Latin pedem + gruem.
a line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors
a record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse
Origin: [Of unknown origin; possibly fr. F. par degrs by degrees, -- for a pedigree is properly a genealogical table which records the relationship of families by degrees; or, perh., fr. F. pied de grue crane's foot, from the shape of the heraldic genealogical trees.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ped′i-grē, n. a line of ancestors: a list, in order, of the ancestors from whom one has descended: lineage: genealogy.—adj. Ped′igreed, having a pedigree. [Skeat suggests Fr. pied de grue, crane's-foot, from its use in the drawing out of pedigrees.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The record of descent or ancestry, particularly of a particular condition or trait, indicating individual family members, their relationships, and their status with respect to the trait or condition.
The numerical value of pedigree in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pedigree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
He's got a great pedigree, the question is passion. Does he have the passion to do it?
Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.
Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.
It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
He’s 90 years old now, and it’s a really big car, so it took a really long time, but it adds a lot of pedigree.
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Translations for pedigree
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- purosangue, di razzaItalian
- 血統, 系譜, 系図Japanese
- родословие, родословнаяRussian
- родословље, rodoslovljeSerbo-Croatian
- vyšľachtený, čistokrvný, rodokmeňSlovak
- antavla, stamtavla, stamträdSwedish
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