What does pedigree mean?

Definitions for pedigreeˈpɛd ɪˌgri

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word pedigree.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. pedigree(noun)

    line of descent of a purebred animal

  3. pedigree, bloodline(adj)

    ancestry of a purebred animal

  4. pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbred(adj)

    having a list of ancestors as proof of being a purebred animal


  1. pedigree(Noun)

    A chart, list or record of ancestors, to show breeding, especially distinguished breeding.

  2. pedigree(Noun)

    Good breeding or ancestry.

  3. pedigree(Noun)

    A history or provenance.

  4. pedigree(Adjective)

    Having a pedigree.

  5. pedigree(Adjective)


  6. Origin: From pe de gru, a variant of Old French , from Latin pedem + gruem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pedigree(noun)

    a line of ancestors; descent; lineage; genealogy; a register or record of a line of ancestors

  2. Pedigree(noun)

    a record of the lineage or strain of an animal, as of a horse

  3. 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

  1. Pedigree

    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

  1. Pedigree

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedigree in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pedigree in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lorin Rydstrom:

    He's got a great pedigree, the question is passion. Does he have the passion to do it?

  2. Seneca the Younger:

    Philosophy does not regard pedigree, she received Plato not as a noble, but she made him one.

  3. George Bernard Shaw:

    Englishmen hate Liberty and Equality too much to understand them. But every Englishman loves a pedigree.

  4. Millard Fuller:

    It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.

  5. Dave Shuten:

    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.

Images & Illustrations of pedigree

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