What does bleed mean?

Definitions for bleed

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bleed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. shed blood, bleed, hemorrhage(verb)

    lose blood from one's body

  2. bleed, leech, phlebotomize, phlebotomise(verb)

    draw blood

    "In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"

  3. bleed(verb)

    get or extort (money or other possessions) from someone

    "They bled me dry--I have nothing left!"

  4. run, bleed(verb)

    be diffused

    "These dyes and colors are guaranteed not to run"

  5. bleed(verb)

    drain of liquid or steam

    "bleed the radiators"; "the mechanic bled the engine"


  1. bleed(Noun)

    An incident of bleeding, as in haemophilia.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  2. bleed(Verb)

    To lose blood through an injured blood vessel.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  3. bleed(Verb)

    To let or draw blood from an animal.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  4. bleed(Verb)

    To take large amounts of money from.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  5. bleed(Verb)

    To steadily lose (something vital).

    The company was bleeding talent.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  6. bleed(Verb)

    To spread from the intended location and stain the surrounding cloth or paper.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  7. bleed(Verb)

    To remove air bubbles from a pipe containing fluids.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  8. bleed(Verb)

    To bleed on; to make bloody.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

  9. bleed(Verb)

    To show one's group loyalty by showing (its associated color) in one's blood.

    He was a devoted Vikings fan: he bled purple.

    Etymology: From bledan, from blōþijanan, from blōþan.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bleed(verb)

    to emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose

  2. Bleed(verb)

    to withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers

  3. Bleed(verb)

    to lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence

  4. Bleed(verb)

    to issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision

  5. Bleed(verb)

    to lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded

  6. Bleed(verb)

    to pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause

  7. Bleed(verb)

    to let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein

  8. Bleed(verb)

    to lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap

  9. Bleed(verb)

    to draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund


  1. Bleed

    The Bleed is a fictional interdimensional realm, a comic book construct that appears in books published by DC Comics. It first appeared in Stormwatch #7, and was created by Warren Ellis and Bryan Hitch.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bleed

    blēd, v.i. to lose blood: to die by slaughter: to issue forth or drop as blood: to have money extorted from one: to feel great pity for, as in the phrase, 'the heart bleeds:' to be as red as blood.—v.t. to draw blood from, esp. surgically: to extort sums of money from:—pa.t. and pa.p. bled.—n. Bleed′ing, a discharge of blood: the operation of letting blood.—adj. full of compassion: emitting sap: terribly weakened by war: (Shak.) bloody. [A.S. blédan. See Blood.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bleed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bleed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of bleed in a Sentence

  1. Simone Weil:

    Misfortunes leave wounds which bleed drop by drop even in sleep thus little by little they train man by force and dispose him to wisdom in spite of himself. Man must learn to think of himself as a limited and dependent being and only suffering teaches him this.

  2. William Stofega:

    The upbeat messages — it's nice to hear, but then when you're struggling, if you have a cutback at your job, there's always that bleed-over and that could dull the reception, the thing that garners the most attention, obviously, is the iPhone and some of the media products, but... it can be a little excessive after a while.

  3. Riverdale Mayor Evelyn Wynn-Dixon:

    They bleed and hurt like us.

  4. Alan Gripp:

    The embarrassment of the arrest of the man responsible for irrigating campaigns of the Workers' Party will make the government bleed at a moment when it felt that its wounds (caused by the Petrobras scandal) were healing.

  5. Deadpool:

    WAIT! You may be wondering why the red suit. Well, that's so bad guys don't see me bleed.

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    the part played by a person in bringing about a result
    • A. endeavor
    • B. rapture
    • C. slip
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