Definition of blood
- a Black person, especially a young Black man.
- brother (def. 8).
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What is a basic definition of blood?
Blood is a vital bodily fluid pumped through the veins and arteries by the heart. Blood also refers to people who provide energy, to a tendency a person has, or to a person’s ancestry. The word blood has several other senses as a noun and a few as a verb.
Blood is the red fluid that flows through your body. It is made of plasma, white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets. Blood carries oxygen and other important nutrients throughout the body. It also carries waste, such as carbon dioxide, to the lungs, kidneys, and liver to be removed. Blood is a major component of the circulatory system, which also includes the heart, veins, arteries, and lymph nodes. The verbs bleed and bled mean to ooze, leak, or exude blood.
- Real-life examples: You are filled with blood. If you cut your hand, blood will flow out of the wound. A blood drive is an event where people are encouraged to donate blood to a hospital or medical organization. A blood transfusion is taking blood from one living thing and injecting it into another.
- Used in a sentence: The butcher‘s smock was covered with pig’s blood.
Blood is also used to refer to people who provide energy, spirit, or vigor to something.
- Real-life examples: Companies, clubs, or sports teams often look for new members, referred to as young blood or new blood, to provide new energy when they are stuck in a rut.
- Used in a sentence: The basketball team started seeing success thanks to the new blood the rookies provided.
Blood is also used to mean a tendency or natural proficiency a person has that is seemingly based on their culture or background. This sense usually takes the form of in the blood.
- Real-life examples: A family that has many members become amazing painters might say they have painting in their blood. Similarly, a son or daughter of a famous swimmer may state that swimming is in their blood when they attempt to become famous swimmers as well.
- Used in a sentence: I come from a long line of bakers. Baking is in my blood!
Blood can also refer to people having a common ancestor or a shared heritage. The term bloodline also refers to this idea.
- Real-life examples: Your parents, siblings, cousins, and grandparents are your blood relatives. You all have a common ancestor that you descend from. If you have a brother-in-law or a stepmother, they are related to you by marriage rather than by blood.
- Used in a sentence: She has two brothers by blood and one by marriage.
Where does blood come from?
The first records of blood come from before the year 1000. It comes from the Old English blōd. It is related to words for the red liquid in several other languages, such as the Old High German bluot and the Old Norse blōth.
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What are some other forms related to blood?
- bloodlike (adjective)
What are some synonyms for blood?
What are some words that share a root or word element with blood?
What are some words that often get used in discussing blood?
How is blood used in real life?
Blood is a common word. It is most often used to literally or figuratively refer to the vital bodily fluid.
Just dropped sheep blood all over my lab book. So that's how my day is going
— Rachel Motzer (@rachelmotzer) September 25, 2015
No hate in my blood.. I helped people reach goals that I was targeting myself!
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True or False?
Blood is an unimportant fluid that the body occasionally produces.
How to use blood in a sentence
Paul, who rapidly gained 42 pounds of fluid and could hardly breathe at times, would receive overnight dialysis treatment several times a week so a machine could filter his blood to keep him alive.
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Apple on Tuesday announced the new Apple Watch Series 6, which can monitor blood oxygen levels from the user’s wrist, and the Watch SE, a cheaper version of the gadget.One country is now paying citizens to exercise with their Apple Watch|Naomi Xu Elegant|September 16, 2020|Fortune
“It sounds like you've got some good ideas, and we need new blood in there,” said Randi Williams, a 59-year-old lab technician.
Although the blood-spattered offices will be off-limits, staff have vowed to continue producing the magazine.
For nearly her entire life Beyoncé has been giving us her blood, sweat, and tears in her career.Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year|Kevin Fallon|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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In its over 1,000-year history, the land has soaked in the blood of millions of people.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The blood that accused his friend in his heart, rushed to his face, when he repeated what had been told him.
These differences of interests will lead to disputes, ill blood, and finally to separation.
There lay Bob Rock, covered with blood, and apparently insensible.
Louis pressed his father's hand to his lips; that hand which was hardly washed from the stain of Wharton's blood!
Blood-streaked sputum is strongly suggestive of tuberculosis, and is more common in the early stages than later.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for blood (1 of 2)
- near kindred or kinship, esp that between a parent and child
- human nature (esp in the phrase it's more than flesh and blood can stand)
- good or pure breeding; pedigree
- (as modifier)blood horses
Word Origin for blood
British Dictionary definitions for blood (2 of 2)
Medical definitions for blood
Scientific definitions for blood
Cultural definitions for 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).
Other Idioms and Phrases with blood
In addition to the idiom beginning with blood
- blood is thicker than water
- bad blood
- draw blood
- flesh and blood
- in cold blood
- in one's blood
- make one's blood boil
- make one's blood run cold
- new blood
- out for (blood)
- run in the blood (family)
- scream bloody murder
- shed blood
- sporting blood
- sweat blood
Also see underbleed.