Bleed Definition

blēd
bled, bleeding, bleeds
verb
bled, bleeding, bleeds
To emit or lose blood.
Webster's New World
To suffer wounds or die in a battle or cause.
Webster's New World
To feel pain, grief, or sympathy; suffer.
Webster's New World
To ooze (sap, juice, etc.)
Webster's New World
To ooze; esp., to ooze sap, juice, etc., as bruised plants do.
Webster's New World
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noun
An instance of bleeding.
American Heritage Medicine
Illustrative matter that bleeds.
American Heritage
The part of a printed picture, design, etc. that overruns the margin to be trimmed.
Webster's New World
A page trimmed so as to bleed.
American Heritage

In printing (1): a narrow edge around a page layout, to be printed but cut off afterwards (added to allow for slight misalignment, especially with pictures that should run to the edge of the finished sheet).

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Origin of Bleed

  • From Old English blēdan, from Proto-Germanic *blōþijaną (“to bleed”), from Proto-Germanic *blōþą (“blood”). Compare West Frisian bliede, Dutch bloeden, German bluten, Danish bløde, Swedish blöda.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English bleden from Old English blēdan bhel-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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