One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Bred or raised at home.
native, indigenous, home-grown, aboriginalView synonyms
- ‘The proposals could involve teams having at least four homebred players and four home nation players in the 18-man matchday squad.’
- ‘Just when you thought there was little else to invent in the world, scores of boffins in the south have proved there is plenty of homebred ingenuity out there.’
- ‘In 1904, the first home-bred, truly American domestic shorthair to be registered was a male smoke named Buster Brown, which also belonged to Miss Cathcart.’
- ‘Their cattle champion was the home-bred Limousin heifer, Mystique - the animal catching the judge's eye from the start of the show.’
- ‘The Duke of Roxburghe's homebred filly made mincemeat of her opponents in the Coronation Stakes, making it eight wins from eight starts.’
- ‘Marius is a home-bred Romanian forestry worker, not a foreign-trained biologist, and his attitude is complexly grounded in local realities.’
- ‘Among their horses is a home-bred yearling, which, Ronnie says, they have promised will be sensational.’
- ‘In the 1970s men of rank travelled regularly as far as Santo to obtain tusked boars for their rituals although since Independence in 1980, there has been a resurgence of home-bred tusked boars.’
- ‘Shining light in the sheep section was Hannah Stenton of Thornton Dale, Pickering with a home-bred Blue Faced Leicester ewe.’
- ‘Pembrokeshire's first-ever home-bred reindeer has been leading a baby boom at a county tourist attraction.’
- ‘Scotland's lack of a filmmaking infrastructure means erratic grabs for spare cash, no real control over production, and a slippery grip on any home-bred talent.’
- ‘It must be a big wrench for him and the supporters to have a home-bred player leave the club.’
- ‘True to his ambition of having as many home-bred players in his squad as is feasible, the manager was delighted at being able to give five young players their first run.’
- ‘Glen and John also took the red rosette in the mare and foal section with Brows Marie and her ten-week-old home-bred foal Burlington Park Naomi.’
- ‘The first professional racquet match of any importance between home-bred talent was played yesterday afternoon in the court of the Racquet and Tennis Club.’
- ‘Traditionalists may say that Yorkshire should give the job to a home-bred cricketer but the options are simply not there.’
- ‘His brilliant, homebred filly Attraction, who was guided through various physical problems by trainer Mark Johnston, retained her unbeaten record in the 1000 Guineas.’
- ‘This advice follows a specific episode last Autumn where antibodies to the EVA virus were identified in a number of homebred unvaccinated equines.’
- ‘All our beef and lamb is home-bred and reared naturally on grass using traditional Dales farming methods.’
- ‘In assessing Glasgow Rugby's impending season, none of the imports is nearly as important as one home-bred Scot.’
- 1.1 Lacking in worldly experience; unsophisticated.
- ‘"The constitution is plain and intelligible, and is meant for the home-bred, unsophisticated understandings of our fellow-citizens."’
- ‘Had Ellis Bell been a lady or a gentleman accustomed to what is called 'the world,' her view of a remote and unreclaimed region, as well as of the dwellers therein, would have differed greatly from that actually taken by the home-bred country girl.’
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