What does blood mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloodnoun

    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"

  2. bloodnoun

    temperament or disposition

    "a person of hot blood"

  3. rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, rouenoun

    a dissolute man in fashionable society

  4. 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"

  5. bloodverb

    people viewed as members of a group

    "we need more young blood in this organization"

  6. bloodverb

    smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

Wiktionary

  1. bloodnoun

    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.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  2. bloodnoun

    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.)

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  3. bloodnoun

    A blood test or blood sample.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  4. bloodnoun

    The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  5. bloodverb

    To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  6. bloodverb

    To let blood (from); to bleed.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  7. bloodverb

    To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

  8. Bloodnoun

    A member of the Los Angeles gang The Bloods.

    Etymology: blod, blod, blōþan, of uncertain origin. Cognate with Dutch bloed, German Blut, Swedish blod.

Wikipedia

  1. Blood

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloodnoun

    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. Bloodnoun

    relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship

  3. Bloodnoun

    descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage

  4. Bloodnoun

    descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed

  5. Bloodnoun

    the fleshy nature of man

  6. Bloodnoun

    the shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction

  7. Bloodnoun

    a bloodthirsty or murderous disposition

  8. Bloodnoun

    temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions

  9. Bloodnoun

    a man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake

  10. Bloodnoun

    the juice of anything, especially if red

  11. Bloodverb

    to bleed

  12. Bloodverb

    to stain, smear or wet, with blood

  13. Bloodverb

    to give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war

  14. Bloodverb

    to heat the blood of; to exasperate

Freebase

  1. Blood

    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

  1. Blood

    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

  1. Blood

    The body fluid that circulates in the vascular system (BLOOD VESSELS). Whole blood includes PLASMA and BLOOD CELLS.

Editors Contribution

  1. blood

    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.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 10, 2017  

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Etymology and Origins

  1. Blood

    See “Penny Blood.”

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #981

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1357

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'blood' in Nouns Frequency: #438

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blood in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of blood in a Sentence

  1. Mariza Snyder:

    Abdullah — who now weighs less than she did pre-pregnancy — tries to reach for spices when preparing each meal of the day. For example, she mixes cinnamon into her breakfast smoothies to manage insulin levels and keep blood sugar low, and sprinkles nuts with red chili powder, which increases metabolism, as well as salt, pepper and cumin. For a quick dinner, she marinates chicken overnight with cumin, ginger, garlic, jalapenos, smoked paprika and coriander. She referenced her cauliflower, pea and carrot medley with turmeric, which reduces inflammation. Experts say spices can be beneficial for weight loss, but an active lifestyle and eating well overall are key. Dr. Mariza Snyder, author of The Matcha Miracle, said exercising, avoiding processed foods, and opting for a plant-based diet when possible is crucial. Today, in addition to adding spices to Mariza Snyder food, Abdullah works out about twice a week. Mariza Snyder’s energetic and confident, and no longer feels deprived. Plus, Mariza Snyder weight is at an all-time low for Mariza Snyder adult life. My life has changed because I seek out more active things to do now.

  2. Jamela Dunbar:

    Independence Day in America was July 4, 1776. Blood, sweat. and tears. Negros remember the oppression of their forefathers. And the condemnation of slavery. The memories are bittersweet to this day. When you look back at history. The abuse, affliction, and demeanor of our fore parents' rights, invaded. The pain is still sharp. And fresh in our memories like yesterday. And it lives on in our heart, like Cancer without a cure.

  3. Amesh Adalja:

    We need to figure out the mechanism and understand it at the molecular level to be able to say for sure how this is occurring -- that this is really the O blood type and not something that kind of tracks with O blood type, we're starting to see enough now that I think it's an important research question to answer.

  4. John Beard:

    But the traditional diet has changed, another part of it is lifestyle ... and that they have systems which identify and treat key issues like blood pressure.

  5. Sorawit Thaneto:

    The results of the blood test from pigs culled in Chiang Rai also show that the pigs were not infected, but we continue to be on alert.

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