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NOUN (5)

1. the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets;
- Example: "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"
- Example: "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"

2. temperament or disposition;
- Example: "a person of hot blood"

3. a dissolute man in fashionable society;
[syn: rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]

4. the descendants of one individual;
- Example: "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]

5. people viewed as members of a group;
- Example: "we need more young blood in this organization"


VERB (1)

1. smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blood \Blood\ (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See Blow to bloom.] 1. The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial. [1913 Webster] Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless, and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and give the blood its uniformly red color. See Corpuscle, Plasma. [1913 Webster] 2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship. [1913 Webster] To share the blood of Saxon royalty. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] A friend of our own blood. --Waller. [1913 Webster] Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent. Whole blood, relationship through both father and mother. In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole blood. --Bouvier. --Peters. [1913 Webster] 3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage. [1913 Webster] Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak. [1913 Webster] I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed. [1913 Webster] Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or warm blood, is the same as blood. [1913 Webster] 5. The fleshy nature of man. [1913 Webster] Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction. [1913 Webster] So wills the fierce, avenging sprite, Till blood for blood atones. --Hood. [1913 Webster] 7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.] [1913 Webster] He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was timed with dying cries. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as if the blood were the seat of emotions. [1913 Webster] When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm, or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion is signified; as, my blood was up. [1913 Webster] 9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man; a rake. [1913 Webster] Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty? --Shak. [1913 Webster] It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster] 10. The juice of anything, especially if red. [1913 Webster] He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes. --Gen. xiix. 11. [1913 Webster] Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first part of self-explaining compound words; as, blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling, blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained, blood-warm, blood-won. [1913 Webster] Blood baptism (Eccl. Hist.), the martyrdom of those who had not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for literal baptism. Blood blister, a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody serum, usually caused by an injury. Blood brother, brother by blood or birth. Blood clam (Zool.), a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast. So named from the color of its flesh. Blood corpuscle. See Corpuscle. Blood crystal (Physiol.), one of the crystals formed by the separation in a crystalline form of the h[ae]moglobin of the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood does not yield blood crystals. Blood heat, heat equal to the temperature of human blood, or about 981/2 [deg] Fahr. Blood horse, a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from the purest and most highly prized origin or stock. Blood money. See in the Vocabulary. Blood orange, an orange with dark red pulp. Blood poisoning (Med.), a morbid state of the blood caused by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from without, or the absorption or retention of such as are produced in the body itself; tox[ae]mia. Blood pudding, a pudding made of blood and other materials. Blood relation, one connected by blood or descent. Blood spavin. See under Spavin. Blood vessel. See in the Vocabulary. Blue blood, the blood of noble or aristocratic families, which, according to a Spanish prover, has in it a tinge of blue; -- hence, a member of an old and aristocratic family. Flesh and blood. (a) A blood relation, esp. a child. (b) Human nature. In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor. --Shak. To let blood. See under Let. Prince of the blood, the son of a sovereign, or the issue of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood royal. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Blood \Blood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooding.] 1. To bleed. [Obs.] --Cowper. [1913 Webster] 2. To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Reach out their spears afar, And blood their points. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war. [1913 Webster] It was most important too that his troops should be blooded. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 4. To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

blood n 1: the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions" 2: temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood" 3: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue] 4: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent, descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree, ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock] 5: people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization" v 1: smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

396 Moby Thesaurus words for "blood": Beau Brummel, Christmas disease, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease, Letterer-Siwe syndrome, Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive, Rh-type, Rhesus factor, acute leukemia, affiliation, agnate, agnation, alliance, ancestry, anemia, angiohemophilia, anima, animal kingdom, animating force, antibody, antigen, aplastic anemia, apparentation, aristocracy, aristocraticalness, arterial blood, atman, bane, bathmism, beating heart, beau, beverage, biological clock, biorhythm, birth, blade, blood bank, blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center, blood group, blood grouping, blood picture, blood platelet, blood pressure, blood relation, blood relationship, blood relative, blood serum, blood substitute, bloodletting, bloodline, bloodmobile, bloodshed, bloodstream, blue blood, boulevardier, bracket, braining, branch, brand, breath, breath of life, breed, brood, brotherhood, brothership, buck, cast, caste, category, character, chronic leukemia, circulation, clan, clansman, claret, class, clinical dextran, clotheshorse, cognate, cognation, collateral, collateral relative, color, common ancestry, common descent, connection, connections, consanguinean, consanguinity, cousinhood, cousinship, coxcomb, cyclic neutropenia, dandy, dealing death, deme, denomination, derivation, descent, description, designation, destruction, destruction of life, dextran, direct line, dispatch, distaff side, distant relation, distinction, divine breath, divine spark, division, drink, dude, elan vital, enate, enation, erythrocyte, erythrocytosis, essence of life, estate, euthanasia, execution, exquisite, extermination, extraction, family, fashion plate, fatherhood, feather, female line, filiation, fine gentleman, flesh, flesh and blood, flow of blood, fluid, fluid extract, fluid mechanics, folk, folks, fop, force of life, form, foul play, fraternity, fribble, gallant, genre, gens, genteelness, genus, german, globulin, gore, grade, grain, group, grouping, growth force, grume, head, heading, heart, heartbeat, heartblood, hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope, hematoscopy, hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemoglobinopathy, hemometer, hemophilia, hemophilia A, hemophilia B, homicide, honorable descent, house, humor, hydraulics, hydrogeology, hypochromic anemia, ichor, ilk, immolation, impulse of life, infectious granuloma, inspiriting force, iron deficiency anemia, isoantibody, jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, jiva, jivatma, juice, kidney, kill, killing, kin, kind, kindred, kinfolk, kinnery, kinsfolk, kinship, kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kith and kin, label, lady-killer, lapidation, latex, leukemia, leukemic reticuloendotheliosis, leukocyte, level, life breath, life cycle, life essence, life force, life principle, life process, lifeblood, line, line of descent, lineage, liquid, liquid extract, liquor, living force, lot, lounge lizard, macaroni, macrocytic anemia, make, male line, man-about-town, manner, manslaughter, mark, martyrdom, martyrization, masher, maternity, matriclan, matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, mercy killing, milk, mold, motherhood, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukemia, nation, nature, near relation, neutropenia, neutrophil, next of kin, nobility, noble birth, nobleness, number, opsonin, order, origin, paternity, patriclan, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib, patrocliny, pedigree, people, pernicious anemia, persuasion, phagocyte, phratry, phyle, phylum, pigeonhole, plant kingdom, plasma, plasma cell leukemia, plasma substitute, plasmacytoma, pneuma, poisoning, polycythemia, position, posterity, prana, predicament, propinquity, pseudoleukemia, puppy, purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, quality, race, rank, rating, red corpuscle, relation, relations, relationship, relatives, ritual killing, ritual murder, royalty, rubric, sacrifice, sap, seat of life, section, seed, semiliquid, sept, serum, set, shape, shooting, sib, sibling, sibship, sickle-cell anemia, side, sisterhood, sistership, slaughter, slaying, sort, soul, spark, spark of life, spear kin, spear side, species, spindle kin, spindle side, spirit, sport, stamp, station, status, stem, stirps, stock, stoning, strain, stratum, stripe, style, subdivision, subgroup, suborder, succession, swell, sword side, taking of life, thalassemia, the like of, the likes of, ties of blood, title, totem, tribe, tribesman, type, type O, uterine kin, variety, vascular hemophilia, venous blood, vis vitae, vis vitalis, vital energy, vital flame, vital fluid, vital force, vital principle, vital spark, vital spirit, water, whey, white corpuscle
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Blood (1.) As food, prohibited in Gen. 9:4, where the use of animal food is first allowed. Comp. Deut. 12:23; Lev. 3:17; 7:26; 17:10-14. The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29). It has been held by some, and we think correctly, that this law of prohibition was only ceremonial and temporary; while others regard it as still binding on all. Blood was eaten by the Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 14:32-34). (2.) The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Ex. 12; Lev. 4:5-7; 16:14-19). At the giving of the law (Ex. 24:8) the blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or entered into covenant with him, hence the blood of the covenant (Matt. 26:28; Heb. 9:19, 20; 10:29; 13:20). (3.) Human blood. The murderer was to be punished (Gen. 9:5). The blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Gen. 4:10). The "avenger of blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered, and he was required to avenge his death (Num. 35:24, 27). No satisfaction could be made for the guilt of murder (Num. 35:31). (4.) Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26), and as a symbol of slaughter (Isa. 34:3). To "wash the feet in blood" means to gain a great victory (Ps. 58:10). Wine, from its red colour, is called "the blood of the grape" (Gen. 49:11). Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34). This has led pathologists to the conclusion that the proper cause of Christ's death was rupture of the heart. (Comp. Ps. 69:20.)
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18. 2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477.