Blood meaning

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The definition of blood is the fluid that carries oxygen and other elements to the tissues and carbon dioxide away from the tissues through the heart and vascular system of humans and other animals.

An example of blood is the red fluid that comes out of a person when he gets cut.

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One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, identified with the blood found in blood vessels, and thought to cause cheerfulness.
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A member of a tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy inhabiting southern Alberta.
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The usually red fluid, consisting of plasma, red and white blood cells, etc., that circulates through the heart, arteries, and veins of vertebrates: blood is a tissue that carries oxygen, hormones, cell-building material, etc. to, and carbon dioxide and waste matter away from, the other tissues.
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To initiate (a person) in any new experience.
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A comparable fluid, usually colorless or bluish, in many invertebrate animals.
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The spilling of blood; murder.
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Lifeblood.
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The sap or juice of a plant.
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Passion, temperament, or disposition.
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Parental heritage; family line; lineage.
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Relationship by descent in the same family line; kinship.
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Descent from nobility or royalty.
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Descent from purebred stock.
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A dandy or fop.
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People, esp. youthful people.

New blood in an organization.

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To let (a hunting dog) taste, smell, or see the blood of its prey.
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To initiate (a hunter) by staining the hunter's face with blood of the prey.
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A member of a subgroup of the Blackfoot Indians.
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The fluid tissue that circulates through the body of a vertebrate animal by the pumping action of the heart. Blood is the transport medium by which oxygen and nutrients are carried to body cells and waste products are picked up for excretion. Blood consists of plasma in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended.
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A fluid that is similar in function in many invertebrate animals.
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A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.

The blood flows into the menstrual cup.

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A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
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(medicine, countable) A blood test or blood sample.
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The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.
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Thackeray.

It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.

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Alternative capitalization of Blood (member of a certain gang).
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To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.
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(medicine, historical) To let blood (from); to bleed.
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To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.
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A member of the Los Angeles gang The Bloods.
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A vital or animating force; lifeblood.
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Bloodshed; murder.
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Temperament or disposition.

A person of hot blood and fiery temper.

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A dandy.
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To give (a hunting dog) its first taste of blood.
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bad blood
  • Long-standing animosity.
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in cold blood
  • Deliberately, coldly, and dispassionately.
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in (one's) blood
  • So characteristic as to seem inherited or passed down by family tradition.
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bad blood
  • Anger; hatred.
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blood is thicker than water
  • Family ties are stronger than others.
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have (someone's) blood on one's hands
  • To be responsible for someone's death or misfortune.
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in cold blood
  • With cruelty; unfeelingly.
  • Dispassionately; deliberately.
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make someone's blood boil
  • To make someone angry or resentful.
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make someone's blood run cold
  • To frighten or terrify someone.
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Origin of blood

  • Middle English blod from Old English blōd bhel-3 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English blod, Old English blōd, Proto-Germanic *blōþą, of uncertain origin. Cognate with West Frisian bloed, Dutch bloed, German Blut, Danish blod, Swedish blod.
    From Wiktionary