bred : Idioms & Phrases

Bred out

  • degenerated. "The strain of man's bred out into baboon and monkey." Shak.
Webster 1913

Bred to arms

  • . See under Arms.
Webster 1913

Well bred

  • . (a) Of a good family; having a good pedigree. "A gentleman well bred and of good name." Shak. Obs., except as applied to domestic animals. (b) Well brought up, as shown in having good manners; cultivated; refined; polite.
Webster 1913