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Definitions of blood

  1. the descendants of one individual; " his entire lineage has been warriors"
  2. smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
  3. temperament or disposition; " a person of hot blood"
  4. 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"
  5. people viewed as members of a group; " we need more young blood in this organization"
  6. 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.
  7. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.
  8. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
  9. Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.
  10. The fleshy nature of man.
  11. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
  12. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.
  13. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake.
  14. The juice of anything, especially if red.
  15. To bleed.
  16. To stain, smear or wet, with blood.
  17. To give ( hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
  18. To heat the blood of; to exasperate.
  19. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.
  20. The red fluid which circulates in the heart, arteries, and veins of an animal; sometimes, the juice of anything, especially if red; kinship; relationship; descent; lineage; as, a prince of royal blood; a man of fire and spirit; a rake; as, a young blood; temper; as, a murder in cold blood; slaughter or murder.
  21. The red fluid in the arteries and veins of men and animals: kindred, descent: temperament: bloodshed or murder: the juice of anything, esp. if red. - IN NOT OR COLD BLOOD, under, or free from, excitement or sudden passion. - HALF- BLOOD relationship through one parent only.
  22. The fluid in the veins; consanguinity; bloodshed; passion.
  23. The fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, and veins.
  24. Kinship by descent; lineage; nobility.
  25. Passion; bloodshed.
  26. Like blood; of good breed. Whole blood, connexion through both parents. Half blood, connexion through one parent only. Flesh and blood, man, especially as he is.
  27. The vital fluid which circulates through the arteries and veins of animals; offspring; connexion by descent; honourable or high birth; the royal family; slaughter; murder; carnal part opposed to spiritual; temper; passion; a man of a fiery spirit; a rake, or dissipated character; being of pure descent; the juice of anything, especially if red.
  28. To bleed by opening a vein, to stain with blood; to inure to blood, as a hound; to exasperate.
  29. To stain with blood; to give a taste of blood, or to provoke the desire for it; to heat or exasperate.
  30. The fluid circulating in the vascular system of animals, distributing food material and oxygen and collecting waste products.

Usage examples for blood

  1. And then- he saw something else, and the sight sent all the blood back to his heart. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  2. But her blood was up. – Life's Minor Collisions by Frances Warner Gertrude Warner
  3. They felt no blood, but something more terrible! – The Martial Adventures of Henry and Me by William Allen White
  4. Not I- not I- by my mother's blood, which lives in me- not I! – The Children of the World by Paul Heyse
  5. Her blood be on his head! – Porzia by Cale Young Rice
  6. Then I'm out for blood! – The Confessions of Arsène Lupin by Maurice Leblanc
  7. His hands from blood! – The Gamester (1753) by Edward Moore Commentator: Charles H. Peake Phillip R. Wikelund
  8. Phil's blood was up. – Castle Craneycrow by George Barr McCutcheon
  9. " Not seriously, I think, yet I have lost some blood, and am in great pain. – My Lady of the North by Randall Parrish
  10. I have heard you say that blood will tell. – Tropic Days by E. J. Banfield
  11. The change was in the blood of those who saw and heard him, too. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  12. Ay, they drew blood. – Cardigan by Robert W. Chambers
  13. I mean that Keith ain't goin' to get that good red blood he's needin' sittin' 'round the house here. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  14. " It's blood," he whispered. – The Professor's Mystery by Wells Hastings Brian Hooker
  15. " He put his hand to his head and looked at the blood; then he shook his head and laughed a strange laugh. – Tales from the Veld by Ernest Glanville
  16. It seems to be in the blood. – The Green Carnation by Robert Smythe Hichens
  17. It is their blood, the blood of Gavronsky. – Beasts, Men and Gods by Ferdinand Ossendowski
  18. " That is impossible," said some one, " you are the last woman of the true blood." – Queen Sheba's Ring by H. Rider Haggard
  19. Yes, she had folks, even if she was the last of her blood. – Tharon of Lost Valley by Vingie E. Roe
  20. First blood for us! – At Good Old Siwash by George Fitch
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