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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Raised to be well-mannered and refined.
  • adjective Born to parents considered to be of good stock. Used of animals.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of good breeding; polite; cultivated; refined.
  • Of good breed, stock, or race, as a domestic animal. Compare half-bred, thoroughbred.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having good breeding; refined in manners; polite; cultivated.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective well-mannered and refined because of a good upbringing and education
  • adjective of animals of good breed

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective of good upbringing

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