What does thoroughbred mean?

Definitions for thoroughbred
ˈθɜr əˌbrɛd, ˈθʌr-thor·ough·bred

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thoroughbrednoun

    a well-bred person

  2. thoroughbrednoun

    a racehorse belonging to a breed that originated from a cross between Arabian stallions and English mares

  3. thoroughbred, purebred, purebloodadjective

    a pedigreed animal of unmixed lineage; used especially of horses

  4. pedigree(a), pedigreed, pureblood, pureblooded, thoroughbredadjective

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

Wiktionary

  1. thoroughbrednoun

    A particular breed of horse (this does not refer to any purebred horse)

  2. thoroughbrednoun

    A well-bred person.

  3. thoroughbrednoun

    A person of uncommon strength or endurance.

    That athlete is a real thoroughbred.

  4. thoroughbredadjective

    bred from pure stock

  5. thoroughbredadjective

    well-bred and properly educated

  6. Thoroughbrednoun

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

  7. Etymology: From thoroughbred

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  1. thoroughbred

    Thoroughbred, in its general definition, refers to an individual, especially a horse, that has purebred or exceptional pedigree. In a broader context, it may also denote something of great quality, pure, or superior. The term is most commonly associated with a breed of horse bred for racing, known for their speed, athleticism, and endurance. The breeding, purity and pedigree of thoroughbred horses are strictly documented and maintained.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thoroughbredadjective

    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

  2. Thoroughbrednoun

    a thoroughbred animal, especially a horse

Wikidata

  1. Thoroughbred

    The Thoroughbred is a horse breed best known for its use in horse racing. Although the word thoroughbred is sometimes used to refer to any breed of purebred horse, it technically refers only to the Thoroughbred breed. Thoroughbreds are considered "hot-blooded" horses, known for their agility, speed and spirit. The Thoroughbred as it is known today was developed in 17th- and 18th-century England, when native mares were crossbred with imported Oriental stallions of Arabian, Barb, and Turkoman breeding. All modern Thoroughbreds can trace their pedigrees to three stallions originally imported into England in the 17th century and 18th century, and to a larger number of foundation mares of mostly English breeding. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the Thoroughbred breed spread throughout the world; they were imported into North America starting in 1730 and into Australia, Europe, Japan and South America during the 19th century. Millions of Thoroughbreds exist today, and more than 118,000 foals are registered each year worldwide. Thoroughbreds are used mainly for racing, but are also bred for other riding disciplines such as show jumping, combined training, dressage, polo, and fox hunting. They are also commonly crossbred to create new breeds or to improve existing ones, and have been influential in the creation of the Quarter Horse, Standardbred, Anglo-Arabian, and various warmblood breeds.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoroughbred in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thoroughbred in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of thoroughbred in a Sentence

  1. Bill Carstanjen:

    CDI has consistently advocated for strict medication regulations so that we can confidently ensure that horses are fit to race and the races are conducted fairly, mr. Baffert’s record of testing failures threatens public confidence in thoroughbred racing and the reputation of the Kentucky Derby. Given these repeated failures over the last year, including the increasingly extraordinary explanations, we firmly believe that asserting our rights to impose these measures is our duty and responsibility.

  2. Tom Thompson:

    No matter how much you disagree with your kin, if you are a thoroughbred you will not discuss their shortcomings with the neighbors.

  3. Londoner Haye:

    In the end, what 20,000 fans inside London's O2 Arena witnessed was me giving 100 percent effort but performing way below world level, for my fans, it must have been like going to support their favorite thoroughbred racehorse at the Grand National, only to see their stallion stumble out the gates like a sedated mule at the Donkey Derby.

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