Word definition: blood

Defiintion of blood:

[n] the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen"
[n] temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"
[n] the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped by the heart; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries waste products away"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions"
[n] people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization"
[n] the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"
[n] a dissolute man in fashionable society
[v] smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

Synonyms of blood:

ancestry, blood line, bloodline, bloodshed, descent, gore, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, profligate, rake, rip, roue, stock

Antonyms of blood:

See Also:

arterial blood, blood cell, blood clot, blood corpuscle, blood plasma, blood serum, bloodstream, bodily fluid, body fluid, breed, corpuscle, daub, debauchee, disposition, execution, family, family line, family tree, folk, genealogy, gore, homicide, humor, humour, kinfolk, kinsfolk, libertine, lifeblood, liquid body substance, menorrhea, menstrual blood, menstrual flow, murder, people, phratry, rounder, sept, serum, side, slaying, smear, temperament, venous blood, whole blood

Webster Dictionary (1913) for blood:

\Blood\, n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl?d; akin to D. bloed,
OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth, bl??, 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}.

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}.

2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
   consanguinity; kinship.

         To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.

         A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.

{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.

3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
   royal lineage.

         Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.

         I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.

4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
   excellence or purity of breed.

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.

5. The fleshy nature of man.

         Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.

6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
   manslaughter; destruction.

         So wills the fierce, avenging sprite, Till blood for
         blood atones.                         --Hood.

7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]

         He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was
         timed with dying cries.               --Shak.

8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as
   if the blood were the seat of emotions.

         When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.

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.

9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man;
   a rake.

         Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all
         the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?

         It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.

10. The juice of anything, especially if red.

          He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
                                               --Gen. xiix.

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.

{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} (Zo["o]l.), 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

{Flesh and blood}.
    (a) A blood relation, esp. a child.
    (b) Human nature.

{In blood} (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor.

{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

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