blood [blood bloods blooded blooding] noun, verb BrE [blʌd]
NAmE [blʌd]
1. uncountable the red liquid that flows through the bodies of humans and animals
He lost a lot of blood in the accident.
Blood was pouring out of a cut on her head.
to give blood (= to have blood taken from you so that it can be used in the medical treatment of other people)
to draw blood (= to wound a person so that they lose blood)
a blood cell/sample
the blood supply to the brain
dried blood
2. -blooded (in adjectives) having the type of blood mentioned
cold-blooded reptiles
see also blue-blooded, hot-blooded, red-blooded
3. uncountable (formal) family origins
She is of noble blood.
There is some Polish blood on his father's side.
4. countable (old-fashioned, BrE) a rich and fashionable man
a young blood
more at in cold blood at cold adj., flesh and bloodyour (own) flesh and blood at flesh n., freeze your blood at freeze v., spill blood at spill v., spit blood at spit v., stir the blood at stir v., sweat blood at sweat v.
Word Origin:
Old English blōd, of Germanic origin; related to German Blut and Dutch bloed.
Example Bank:
Blood oozed slowly from the corner of his mouth.
Blood spattered the seats of the vehicle.
Dried blood caked his hands.
He choked on his own blood after being shot in the throat.
He rubbed his limbs vigorously to get the blood circulating.
He shot them in cold blood.
He was a hot-headed warrior, always too quick to shed blood.
He was lying on the floor, covered in blood.
He worked to remove all traces of blood.
Her white blood cell count is slightly elevated.
His shirt was soaked in blood.
I doubt if I have a single drop of aristocratic blood in my veins.
I felt the blood coursing in my veins as I ran.
My handkerchief was soaked in blood from my nose.
Our blood ran cold at the thought of how easily we could have been killed.
Samples of blood were drawn using sterile syringes.
She'd lost a lot of blood and doctors decided to do a transfusion.
The blood drained from his face when I told him the news.
The blood drummed in her ears.
The blood rushed to her face as she realized her error.
The blood spread rapidly from where he lay.
The body lay in a pool of blood.
The dog's fur was caked in blood when we found him.
The heart pumps blood around the body.
The hospital appealed for more people to donate blood.
There was blood smeared down his shirt.
Traces of an illegal substance were found in his blood.
What blood group are you?
What blood type do you have?
animals with warm blood
There is some Polish blood on his father's side.
Idioms: bad blood blood is thicker than water blood, sweat and tears have somebody's blood on your hands in your blood like getting blood out of a stone make somebody's blood boil make somebody's blood run cold new blood out for somebody's blood somebody's blood is up
verb ~ sb (especially BrE)
to give sb their first experience of an activity
Verb forms:
Word Origin:
Old English blōd, of Germanic origin; related to German Blut and Dutch bloed.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.
2.Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.
To share the blood of Saxon royalty.
A friend of our own blood.
Half blood
(Law) relationship through only one parent.
Whole blood
relationship through both father and mother. In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole blood.
3.Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam.
I am a gentleman of blood and breeding.
4.(Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.
5.The fleshy nature of man.
Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood.
6.The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
Till blood for blood atones.
7.A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.
He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was timed with dying cries.
8.Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.
When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.
9.A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.
Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?
It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.
10.The juice of anything, especially if red.
He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
Blood baptism
(Eccl. Hist.) the martyrdom of those who had not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for literal baptism.
Blood blister
a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody serum, usually caused by an injury.
Blood brother
brother by blood or birth.
Blood clam
(Zool.) a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast. So named from the color of its flesh.
Blood corpuscle
See Corpuscle.
Blood crystal
(Physiol.) one of the crystals formed by the separation in a crystalline form of the hæmoglobin of the red blood corpuscles; hæmatocrystallin. All blood does not yield blood crystals.
Blood heat
heat equal to the temperature of human blood, or about 98½ ° Fahr.
Blood horse
a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from the purest and most highly prized origin or stock.
Blood money
See in the Vocabulary.
Blood orange
an orange with dark red pulp.
Blood poisoning
(Med.) a morbid state of the blood caused by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from without, or the absorption or retention of such as are produced in the body itself; toxæmia.
Blood pudding
a pudding made of blood and other materials.
Blood relation
one connected by blood or descent.
Blood spavin
See under Spavin.
Blood vessel
See in the Vocabulary.
Blue blood
the blood of noble or aristocratic families, which, according to a Spanish prover , has in it a tinge of blue; - hence, a member of an old and aristocratic family.
Flesh and blood
a - A blood relation, esp. a child.
b - Human nature.
In blood
(Hunting) in a state of perfect health and vigor.
To let blood
See under Let.
Prince of the blood
the son of a sovereign, or the issue of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood royal.
v. t.1.To bleed.
[imp. & p. p. Blooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooding.]
2.To stain, smear or wet, with blood.
Reach out their spears afar,
And blood their points.
3.To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
It was most important too that his troops should be blooded.
4.To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.

Legal Dictionary:

BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18.
     2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.

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