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blood

[ bluhd ]
/ blʌd /
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noun
verb (used with object)
Hunting. to give (hounds) a first sight or taste of blood.Compare flesh (def. 14).
to stain with blood.

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Idioms about blood

Origin of blood

First recorded before 1000; Middle English blo(o)d, Old English blōd; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Saxon blōd, Old High German bluot (German Blut ), Old Norse blōth, Gothic bloth, from Germanic blōdam

OTHER WORDS FROM blood

bloodlike, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH blood

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

blood
/ (blʌd) /

noun
verb (tr)

Word Origin for blood

Old English blōd; related to Old Norse blōth, Old High German bluot

British Dictionary definitions for blood (2 of 2)

Blood
/ (blʌd) /

noun
Thomas, known as Colonel Blood . ?1618–80, Irish adventurer, who tried to steal the crown jewels (1671)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for blood

blood
[ blŭd ]

n.
The fluid consisting of plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets that is circulated by the heart through the arteries and veins, carrying oxygen and nutrients to and waste materials away from all body tissues.
One of the four humors of ancient and medieval physiology, identified with the blood found in the blood vessels, and believed to cause cheerfulness.
Descent from a common ancestor; parental lineage.
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Scientific definitions for blood

blood
[ blŭd ]

The fluid tissue that circulates through the body of a vertebrate animal by the pumping action of the heart. Blood is the transport medium by which oxygen and nutrients are carried to body cells and waste products are picked up for excretion. Blood consists of plasma in which red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets are suspended.
A fluid that is similar in function in many invertebrate animals.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for blood

blood

The fluid circulating through the heart, arteries, veins, and capillaries of the circulatory system. Blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body and removes waste materials and carbon dioxide. It is composed of plasma (mainly water, but with a mixture of hormones, nutrients, gases, antibodies, and wastes), red blood cells (which carry oxygen), white blood cells (which help combat infection), and platelets (which help the blood clot).

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Other Idioms and Phrases with blood

blood

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