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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bloodshed, gorenoun

    the shedding of blood resulting in murder

    "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen"

  2. bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battuenoun

    indiscriminate slaughter

    "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered"


  1. bloodshednoun

    The shedding or spilling of blood.

  2. bloodshednoun

    A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.

  3. bloodshednoun

    The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.

  4. bloodshednoun

    A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bloodshednoun

    Etymology: from blood and shed.

    Full many mischiefs follow cruel wrath;
    Abhorred bloodshed, and tumultuous strife,
    Unmanly murder, and unthrifty scath. Fairy Queen, b. i.

    All murders past do stand excus’d in this;
    And this so sole, and so unmatchable,
    Shall prove a deadly bloodshed but a jest,
    Exampled by this heinous spectacle. William Shakespeare, King John.

    A man, under the transports of a vehement rage, passes a different judgment upon murder and bloodshed, from what he does when his revenge is over. South.

    So by him Cæsar got the victory,
    Through great bloodshed, and many a sad assay. Fairy Q. b. ii.

    Of wars and bloodshed, and of dire events,
    I could with greater certainty foretel. John Dryden, Tyran. Love.


  1. Bloodshed

    Bloodshed is a Soulfly song, played as the first track of the Soulfly's Savages album. "Bloodshed" is the first Soulfly single released by the band's new label, Nuclear Blast (previously Roadrunner). This song premiered on the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show on August 6, 2013, two days before single was officially released. Max Cavalera and his son Igor Cavalera Jr. wrote and sing this song together. Igor's punk vocals satisfied Max by explaining to Metal Exiles, "I needed a punk vocalist for the chorus and I was missing a punk vocalist to go with my vocals for the chorus. I knew Igor had a great punk voice so I called him because I knew it would be cool to sing with my son on the song."


  1. bloodshed

    Bloodshed refers to the act of causing serious harm or killing, typically involving a lot of violence and resulting in significant loss of blood. Generally, this term is utilized in contexts such as wars, conflicts, or mass violences.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bloodshednoun

    the shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodshed in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bloodshed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of bloodshed in a Sentence

  1. Gadi Yarkoni:

    Let's embark on a calm period on both sides, development in the Gaza Strip and development in Israel, and then we'll see that it is much better than continued bloodshed.

  2. Mao Tse Tung:

    Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.

  3. Orson Welles:

    In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.

  4. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    But there's no alternative to a peaceful settlement of the conflict, all conditions have to be created for the soonest end of the bloodshed and for an inter-Syrian political dialogue in the future with participation of all constructive political forces.

  5. Roger Larico:

    They were shooting right and left. That's why we have this bloodshed.

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    a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
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