Definitions for blood
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word blood.
the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
"blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
temperament or disposition
"a person of hot blood"
rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, rouenoun
a dissolute man in fashionable society
lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stocknoun
the descendants of one individual
"his entire lineage has been warriors"
people viewed as members of a group
"we need more young blood in this organization"
smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.
A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
A blood test or blood sample.
The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.
To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.
To let blood (from); to bleed.
To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.
A member of the Los Angeles gang The Bloods.
Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: blod, Saxon.
But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall you not eat. Gen. ix. 4.
We’ll no more meet, no more see one another:
But yet thou art my flesh, my blood, my daughter. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
As many and as well born bloods as those,
Stand in his face, to contradict his claim. William Shakespeare, K. John.
O! what an happiness is it to find
A friend of our own blood, a brother kind. Edmund Waller.
According to the common law of England, in administrations, the whole blood ought to be preferred to the half blood. John Ayliffe, Parergon.
Epithets of flattery, deserved by few of them; and not running in a blood, like the perpetual gentleness of the Ormond family. John Dryden, Fab. Dedication.
They will almost
Give us a prince o’ th’ blood, a son of Priam,
In change of him. William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida.
I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. William Shakespeare, K. Lear.
It will have blood; they say, blood will have blood. William Shakespeare, Macbeth.
The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. Gen. iv. 10.
When wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house, upon his bed, shall I not therefore now require his blood at your hand? 2 Sam. iv. 11.
A crow lay battering upon a muscle, and could not, for his blood, break the shell to come at the fish. Roger L'Estrange.
Flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my father which is in heaven. Matt. xvi. 17.
Will you, great sir, that glory blot,
In cold blood, which you gain’d in hot? Hudibras.
The news put divers young bloods into such a fury, as the English ambassadors were not, without peril, to be outraged. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
He washed his garments in wine, and his cloaths in the blood of grapes. Gen. xlix. 11.
Etymology: from the noun.
When the faculties intellectual are in vigour, not drenched, or, as it were, blooded by the affections. Francis Bacon, Apophth.
Then all approach the slain with vast surprise,
And, scarce secure, reach out their spears afar,
And blood their points, to prove their partnership in war. John Dryden, Fables.
He was blooded up to his elbows by a couple of Moors, whom he had been butchering with his own imperial hands. Addison.
Fairer than fairest, let none ever say,
That ye were blooded in a yielded prey. Edmund Spenser, sonn. xx.
By this means, matters grew more exasperate; the auxiliary forces of French and English were much blooded one against another. Francis Bacon, Henry VII.
Blood is a body fluid in humans and other animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves. Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and platelets (also called thrombocytes). The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. In contrast, carbon dioxide is mostly transported extracellularly as bicarbonate ion transported in plasma. Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated and dark red when it is deoxygenated. Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use hemocyanin to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin. Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called hemolymph instead of blood, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system. In most insects, this "blood" does not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen. Jawed vertebrates have an adaptive immune system, based largely on white blood cells. White blood cells help to resist infections and parasites. Platelets are important in the clotting of blood. Arthropods, using hemolymph, have hemocytes as part of their immune system. Blood is circulated around the body through blood vessels by the pumping action of the heart. In animals with lungs, arterial blood carries oxygen from inhaled air to the tissues of the body, and venous blood carries carbon dioxide, a waste product of metabolism produced by cells, from the tissues to the lungs to be exhaled. Medical terms related to blood often begin with hemo- or hemato- (also spelled haemo- and haemato-) from the Greek word αἷμα (haima) for "blood". In terms of anatomy and histology, blood is considered a specialized form of connective tissue, given its origin in the bones and the presence of potential molecular fibers in the form of fibrinogen.
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
relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship
descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage
descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed
the fleshy nature of man
the shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction
a bloodthirsty or murderous disposition
temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions
a man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake
the juice of anything, especially if red
to stain, smear or wet, with blood
to give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war
to heat the blood of; to exasperate
Blood is a bodily fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells. In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water, and contains dissipated proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide, and blood cells themselves. Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. The blood cells are mainly red blood cells and white blood cells, including leukocytes and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates transportation of oxygen by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. In contrast, carbon dioxide is almost entirely transported extracellularly dissolved in plasma as bicarbonate ion. Vertebrate blood is bright red when its hemoglobin is oxygenated. Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use hemocyanin to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin. Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called hemolymph instead of blood, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system. In most insects, this "blood" does not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blud, n. the red fluid in the arteries and veins of men and animals: descent, of human beings, good birth: relationship, kindred: elliptically for a blood-horse, one of good pedigree: a rake or swaggering dandy about town: the blood-royal, as in 'princes of blood:' temperament: bloodshed or murder: the juice of anything, esp. if red: the supposed seat of passion—hence temper, anger, as in the phrase, 'his blood is up,' &c.: the sensual nature of man.—interj. 's blood—God's blood.—adjs. Blood′-bespot′ted (Shak.), spotted with blood; Blood′-bolt′ered (Shak.), sprinkled with blood as from a bolter or sieve; Blood′-bought, bought at the expense of blood or life; Blood′-froz′en (Spens.), having the blood frozen or chilled.—ns. Blood′guilt′iness, the guilt of shedding blood, as in murder; Blood′heat, heat of the same degree as that of the human blood (about 98° Fahr.); Blood′-horse, a horse of the purest and most highly prized blood, origin, or stock.—adj. Blood′-hot, as hot or warm as blood.—n. Blood′hound, a large hound formerly employed in tracing human beings: a blood-thirsty person.—adv. Blood′ily.—adj. Blood′less, without blood, dead: without the shedding of blood: (Shak.) without spirit or activity.—ns. Blood′-let′ting, the act of letting blood, or bleeding by opening a vein; Blood′-mon′ey, money earned by laying or supporting a capital charge against any one, esp. if the charge be false or made by an accomplice; Blood′-pois′oning, a name popularly, but loosely, used of pyæmia and allied diseases; Blood′-pud′ding, a pudding made with blood and other materials; Blood′-relā′tion, one related by blood or marriage; Blood′-sac′rifice (Shak.), a sacrifice made with bloodshed; Blood′shed, the shedding of blood: slaughter.—adjs. Blood′shot (of the eye), red or inflamed with blood; Blood′-sized, sized or smeared with blood.—n. Blood′-spav′in, a disease of horses consisting of the swelling of a vein on the inside of the hock, from a checking of the blood.—adj. Blood′-stained, stained with blood: guilty of murder.—ns. Blood′-stone, a dark-green variety of quartz, variegated with blood-like spots of red jasper, the heliotrope; a brown ore of iron, hematite; Blood′-suck′er, an animal that sucks blood, esp. a leech: an extortioner, one who sponges upon another.—adj. Blood′-suck′ing (Shak.), that sucks or draws blood.—ns. Blood′-tax, conscription or universal military service, as drawing from the nation a certain number of lives or recruits annually; Blood′-thirst′iness, thirst or desire for shedding blood.—adj. Blood′-thirst′y, having a thirst or desire to shed blood.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.
A type of body fluid in animals, human beings and mammals.
Blood is a vital fluid that flows through the body of every human being.
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Etymology and Origins
See “Penny Blood.”
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Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #981
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Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1357
Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Nouns Frequency: #438
The numerical value of blood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of blood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
People who are accusing the government of Syria, and who are saying the government of Syria has the blood of so many people on its hands should go back and do a bit of soul-searching and tell themselves what prevented a ceasefire in Syria a few years ago.
One of the main systems that feels the effects [of dehydration] is blood volume, and when blood volume is decreased you may be getting reduced blood flow and nutrients to the brain.
She was covered from head to toe in blood, so I put some gloves on and held her hand and went through where her injuries were ... trying to figure out exactly what we had.
France once again paid the price of blood but did not give an inch to the enemies of Freedom.
Family isn't about whose blood you have. It's about who you care about.
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