Nearby words

  1. bleat,
  2. bleaunt,
  3. bleb,
  4. bled,
  5. bledisloe cup,
  6. bleed someone white,
  7. bleed valve,
  8. bleeder,
  9. bleeder resistor,
  10. bleeder tile


    bleed white. white(def 41).

Origin of bleed

before 1000; Middle English bleden, Old English blēdan, derivative of blōd blood

Related formsout·bleed, verb (used with object), out·bled, out·bleed·ing.un·bled, adjective

Can be confusedbled bleed blood Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bled

British Dictionary definitions for bled


/ (bliːd) /

verb bleeds, bleeding or bled


  1. an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
  2. (as modifier)a bleed page
printing the trimmings of a sheet that has been bled

Word Origin for bleed

Old English blēdan; see blood

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Word Origin and History for bled
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Medicine definitions for bled


[ blēd ]


To lose blood as a result of rupture or severance of blood vessels.
To take or remove blood from.

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Idioms and Phrases with bled


In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed

  • bleed someone white

also see:

  • my heart bleeds for you
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