|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.
| (Law) relationship through only one parent.|
|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.
| (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.|
|a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody serum, usually caused by an injury.|
|brother by blood or birth.|
| (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.|
| (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.|
|heat equal to the temperature of human blood, or about 98½ ° Fahr.|
|a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from the purest and most highly prized origin or stock.|
|See in the Vocabulary.|
|an orange with dark red pulp.|
| (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.|
|a pudding made of blood and other materials.|
|one connected by blood or descent.|
|See under Spavin.|
|See in the Vocabulary.|
|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.|
| (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.