Free Dictionary

Free Dictionary

Home ×
Link Link Link Link

Search Result for "blue-blooded": 
Wordnet 3.0


1. belonging to or characteristic of the nobility or aristocracy;
- Example: "an aristocratic family"
- Example: "aristocratic Bostonians"
- Example: "aristocratic government"
- Example: "a blue family"
- Example: "blue blood"
- Example: "the blue-blooded aristocracy"
- Example: "of gentle blood"
- Example: "patrician landholders of the American South"
- Example: "aristocratic bearing"
- Example: "aristocratic features"
- Example: "patrician tastes"
[syn: aristocratic, aristocratical, blue, blue-blooded, gentle, patrician]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blue blood \Blue blood\ (bl[=u]"bl[u^]d`), n. 1. a member of the nobility or aristocracy, or a person of high social status. [1913 Webster] 2. the quality of status that qualifies one as a blue blood; -- used metaphorically, as "They have blue blood in their veins.". -- Blue"-blood`ed, adj. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

blue-blooded \blue-blooded\ adj. of aristocratic birth and refined upbringing. Syn: aristocratic, coroneted, gentle, highborn, patrician, titled, wellborn, upper-class. [WordNet 1.5] Blue bonnet