bleeding

[ blee-ding ]
/ ˈbli dɪŋ /

noun

the act, fact, or process of losing blood or having blood flow.
the act or process of drawing blood from a person, especially surgically; bloodletting.
the extension of color beyond an edge or border, especially so as to combine with a contiguous color or to affect an adjacent area.

adjective

adverb

British Slang. (used as an intensifier): a bleeding silly idea.

Origin of bleeding

1175–1225; Middle English (noun and adj.); see bleed, -ing1, -ing2

Related forms

non·bleed·ing, adjective, nounun·bleed·ing, adjective

Definition for bleeding (2 of 2)

Origin of bleed

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

Related forms

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

Can be confused

bled bleed blood
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British Dictionary definitions for bleeding (1 of 2)

bleeding

/ (ˈbliːdɪŋ) /

adjective, adverb British slang

(intensifier)a bleeding fool; it's bleeding beautiful

British Dictionary definitions for bleeding (2 of 2)

bleed

/ (bliːd) /

verb bleeds, bleeding or bled

noun

printing
  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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Medicine definitions for bleeding

bleed

[ blēd ]

v.

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 bleeding

bleed


In addition to the idiom beginning with bleed

  • bleed someone white

also see:

  • my heart bleeds for you
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