Blood definition

blŭd
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Lifeblood.
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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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A comparable fluid, usually colorless or bluish, in many invertebrate animals.
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The sap or juice of a plant.
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Passion, temperament, or disposition.
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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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Parental heritage; family line; lineage.
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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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Relationship by descent in the same family line; kinship.
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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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To initiate (a person) in any new experience.
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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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To give (a hunting dog) its first taste of blood.
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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 fluid that is similar in function in many invertebrate animals.
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The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
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A similar fluid in animals other than vertebrates.
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The juice or sap of certain plants.
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Descent from a common ancestor; parental lineage.
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Family relationship; kinship.
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Descent from noble or royal lineage.

A princess of the blood.

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Recorded descent from purebred stock.
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National or racial ancestry.
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To subject (troops) to experience under fire.
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To initiate by subjecting to an unpleasant or difficult experience.
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A member of a tribe of the Blackfoot confederacy inhabiting southern Alberta.
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A black person; esp., a black male.
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A close male friend.
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A member of a subgroup of the Blackfoot Indians.
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The fluid consisting of plasma, blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the vertebrate vascular system, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
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A similar fluid in animals other than vertebrates.
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The juice or sap of certain plants.
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Descent from a common ancestor; parental lineage.
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Family relationship; kinship.
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Descent from noble or royal lineage.

A princess of the blood.

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Recorded descent from purebred stock.
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National or racial ancestry.
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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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The spilling of blood; murder.
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A dandy.
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A vital or animating force; lifeblood.
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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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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
blood
Plural:
bloods

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