Origin of bleeding
verb (used without object), bled [bled] /blɛd/, bleed·ing.
verb (used with object), bled [bled] /blɛd/, bleed·ing.
- to permit (printed illustrations or ornamentation) to run off the page or sheet.
- to trim the margin of (a book or sheet) so closely as to mutilate the text or illustration.
- a sheet or page margin trimmed so as to mutilate the text or illustration.
- a part thus trimmed off.
Origin of bleed
Examples from the Web for bleeding
Contemporary Examples of bleeding
But in another world, Beth stabs Dawn and she is bleeding and none of those other cops are helping her get to a doctor.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead
December 2, 2014
Even President Obama, bleeding popularity and under attack from the Left and the Right, blames the media.I Blame People Who Blame the Media: Robert McCulloch’s Tone-Deaf Speech
November 25, 2014
No wonder criminal-justice reform is no longer the sole concern of balladeers and bleeding hearts.Here’s a Reform Even the Koch Brothers and George Soros Can Agree On
November 10, 2014
He found Poindexter on the ground, bleeding from a bullet wound to his chest.Ferguson’s Only Unsolved Murder
October 20, 2014
The physical wounds from the attack left her torn and bleeding.Sex Workers Don't Deserve to be Raped
September 27, 2014
Historical Examples of bleeding
So he just sat there, quivering, bleeding, battered—but a conqueror.A Night Out
First, I got a bandage on my wound, to stop the bleeding, and then I had an opportunity to look about me.Ned Myers
James Fenimore Cooper
"I suppose we're all wounded," said Dick as he wiped a bleeding cheek.The Rock of Chickamauga
Joseph A. Altsheler
Somehow or other, this was the general misfortune of Bleeding Heart Yard.
They began their perquisitions in Bleeding Heart Yard that same forenoon.
adjective, adverb British slang
verb bleeds, bleeding or bled
- an illustration or sheet trimmed so that some matter is bled
- (as modifier)a bleed page
Word Origin for bleed
late 14c., "a flowing out of blood;" mid-15c. as "a drawing out of blood;" verbal noun formed after earlier present participle adjective (early 13c.) of bleed. Figurative use is from 1796. As a euphemism for bloody, from 1858. In U.S. history, Bleeding Kansas, in reference to the slavery disputes in that territory 1854-60, is attested from 1856, said to have been first used by the New York "Tribune."
Old English bledan "to let blood," in Middle English and after, "to let blood from surgically;" also "to emit blood," from Proto-Germanic *blodjan "emit blood" (cf. Old Norse blæða, German bluten), from *bhlo-to- "swell, gush, spurt" (see blood (n.)). Meaning "extort money from" is from 1670s. Of dyes or paints, from 1862. Related: Bled; bleeding.
In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed
- bleed someone white
- my heart bleeds for you