half blood

  1. the relation between persons having only one common parent.

Origin of half blood

First recorded in 1545–55

Words Nearby half blood

Other definitions for half-blood (2 of 2)

[ haf-bluhd, hahf- ]

  1. Disparaging and Offensive. half-breed (def. 1).

  2. a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother.

Origin of half-blood

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English half blod

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How to use half blood in a sentence

  • The half-blood said nothing, but he and his companions were beginning to finger their weapons.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
  • The horses were tethered near the cabin, and a half-blood Indian was watching them.

    Frank Merriwell's Bravery | Burt L. Standish
  • Every man of them bears a bar in his arms, or is of the half-blood.

    The Two Admirals | J. Fenimore Cooper

British Dictionary definitions for half-blood


    • the relationship between individuals having only one parent in common

    • an individual having such a relationship

  1. a less common name for a half-breed

  1. a half-blooded domestic animal

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