verb (used with object)
Origin of blood
Synonyms for blood
Related Words for bloodjuice, clot, gore, hemoglobin, plasma, claret, lineage, origin, descent, family, consanguinity, kindred, extraction, birth, kinship, line, stock, pedigree, descendants, relations
Examples from the Web for blood
Contemporary Examples of blood
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
December 31, 2014
The Royal Family has benefited hugely from the American blood in its veins.The Real-Life ‘Downton’ Millionairesses Who Changed Britain
December 31, 2014
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
December 25, 2014
There's blood on many hands tonight…That blood on the hands starts at City Hall in the Office of the Mayor.Justice League Vigil for Slain NYPD Officers Asks Whose Life Matters
December 22, 2014
As I tried to get upright, I realized with horror that the blood was my own.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything
December 16, 2014
Historical Examples of blood
Still he is well spotted, and them freckles mean iron in the blood.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
He had become so wedded to his gold that to lose it was like losing his heart's blood.Brave and Bold
Nalle is an octoroon; his wife has the same infusion of Caucasian blood.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
The wisdom of our sages and blood of our heroes have been devoted to their attainment.
It was a good rake, and there was fur upon his claws—and blood.A Night Out
- 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
Old English blod "blood," from Proto-Germanic *blodam "blood" (cf. Old Frisian blod, Old Saxon blôd, Old Norse bloð, Middle Dutch bloet, Dutch bloed, Old High German bluot, German Blut, Gothic bloþ), from PIE *bhlo-to-, perhaps meaning "to swell, gush, spurt," or "that which bursts out" (cf. Gothic bloþ "blood," bloma "flower"), in which case it would be from suffixed form of *bhle-, extended form of *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (see bole).
There seems to have been an avoidance in Germanic, perhaps from taboo, of other PIE words for "blood," such as *esen- (cf. poetic Greek ear, Old Latin aser, Sanskrit asrk, Hittite eshar); also *krew-, which seems to have had a sense of "blood outside the body, gore from a wound" (cf. Latin cruour "blood from a wound," Greek kreas "meat"), which came to mean simply "blood" in the Balto-Slavic group and some other languages.
Inheritance and relationship senses (also found in Latin sanguis, Greek haima) emerged in English by mid-13c. Meaning "person of one's family, race, kindred" is late 14c. As the seat of passions, it is recorded from c.1300. Slang meaning "hot spark, a man of fire" [Johnson] is from 1560s. Blood pressure attested from 1862. Blood money is from 1530s; originally money paid for causing the death of another.
Blood type is from 1928. That there were different types of human blood was discovered c.1900 during early experiments in transfusion. To get blood from a stone "do the impossible" is from 1660s. Expression blood is thicker than water attested by 1803, in reference to family ties of those separated by distance. New (or fresh) blood, in reference to members of an organization or group is from 1880.
1590s, "to smeart with blood;" 1620s, "to cause to bleed," from blood (n.). Meaning "to give an animal its first taste of blood" is from 1781. Related: Blooded; blooding.
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).
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.