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Meaning of BLOOD

Pronunciation:  blud

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen"
  2. [n]  temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"
  3. [n]  the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries waste products away"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
  4. [n]  people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization"
  5. [n]  the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
  6. [n]  a dissolute man in fashionable society
  7. [v]  smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

BLOOD is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: ancestry, blood line, bloodline, bloodshed, descent, gore, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, profligate, rake, rip, roue, stock
 See Also: arterial blood, blood cell, blood clot, blood corpuscle, blood plasma, blood serum, bloodstream, bodily fluid, body fluid, breed, corpuscle, daub, debauchee, disposition, execution, family, family line, family tree, folk, genealogy, gore, homicide, humor, humour, kinfolk, kinsfolk, libertine, lifeblood, liquid body substance, menorrhea, menstrual blood, menstrual flow, murder, people, phratry, rounder, sept, serum, side, slaying, smear, temperament, venous blood, whole blood



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blood\, n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl?d; akin to D. bloed,
    OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth, bl??, Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr.
    the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.]
    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}.
    Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing
          minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the
          invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless,
          and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all
          vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some
          colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and
          give the blood its uniformly red color. See
          {Corpuscle}, {Plasma}.
    2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
       consanguinity; kinship.
             To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.
             A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.
    {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. --Bouvier. --Peters.
    3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
       royal lineage.
             Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.
             I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.
    4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
       excellence or purity of breed.
    Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one
          half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or
          warm blood, is the same as blood.
    5. The fleshy nature of man.
             Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.
    6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
       manslaughter; destruction.
             So wills the fierce, avenging sprite, Till blood for
             blood atones.                         --Hood.
    7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
             He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was
             timed with dying cries.               --Shak.
    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.
    Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm,
          or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in
          cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without
          sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in
          anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or
          irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the
          passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion
          is signified; as, my blood was up.
    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.
                                                   --Gen. xiix.
    Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first
          part of self-explaining compound words; as,
          blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling,
          blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained,
          blood-warm, blood-won.
    {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} (Zo["o]l.), 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 h[ae]moglobin of
       the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood
       does not yield blood crystals.
    {Blood heat}, heat equal to the temperature of human blood,
       or about 981/2 [deg] 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; tox[ae]mia.
    {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
    {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
  2. \Blood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blooded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To bleed. [Obs.] --Cowper.
    2. To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic]
             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.                              --Macaulay.
    4. To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.]
             The auxiliary forces of the French and English were
             much blooded one against another.     --Bacon.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: The blood is the fluid in the body that contains red and white cells as well as platelets, proteins, plasma and other elements. It is transported throughout the body by the circulatory system.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of blood, represents life, love, and passion as well as disappointments. If you see the word "blood" written, then it may refer to some situation in your life that is permanent and cannot be changed. Dreaming that you are bleeding or losing blood means that you are suffering from exhaustion or that you are feeling emotionally drained. It may also denote bitter confrontations between you and your friends. Your past actions has come back to haunt you. Women often dream of blood or of someone bleeding shortly before or during their periods and when they are pregnant. Dreaming that something is written in blood, represents the energy you have put into a project. You have invested so much effort into something that you are not willing to give it up. Dreaming that you are drinking blood indicates that you have a fresh burst of vitality and power.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(1.) As food, prohibited in Gen. 9:4, where the use of animal food is first allowed. Comp. Deut. 12:23; Lev. 3:17; 7:26; 17:10-14. The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29). It has been held by some, and we think correctly, that this law of prohibition was only ceremonial and temporary; while others regard it as still binding on all. Blood was eaten by the Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 14:32-34).

(2.) The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Ex. 12; Lev. 4:5-7; 16:14-19). At the giving of the law (Ex. 24:8) the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or entered into covenant with him, hence the blood of the covenant (Matt. 26:28; Heb. 9:19, 20; 10:29; 13:20).

(3.) Human blood. The murderer was to be punished (Gen. 9:5). The blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Gen. 4:10). The "avenger of blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered, and he was required to avenge his death (Num. 35:24, 27). No satisfaction could be made for the guilt of murder (Num. 35:31).

(4.) Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26), and as a symbol of slaughter (Isa. 34:3). To "wash the feet in blood" means to gain a great victory (Ps. 58:10). Wine, from its red colour, is called "the blood of the grape" (Gen. 49:11). Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34). This has led pathologists to the conclusion that the proper cause of Christ's death was rupture of the heart. (Comp. Ps. 69:20.)

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