blood


blood
blood [blud]
n.
[ME blod, blode < OE blod: see BLEED]
1. the usually red fluid, consisting of plasma, red and white blood cells, etc., that circulates through the heart, arteries, and veins of vertebrates: blood is a body tissue that carries oxygen, hormones, cell-building material, etc. to, and carbon dioxide and waste matter away from, the other body tissues
2. a comparable fluid, usually colorless or bluish, in many invertebrate animals
3. the spilling of blood; murder
4. lifeblood
5. the sap or juice of a plant
6. passion, temperament, or disposition
7. parental heritage; family line; lineage
8. relationship by descent in the same family line; kinship
9. descent from nobility or royalty
10. descent from purebred stock
11. a dandy or fop
12. people, esp. youthful people [new blood in an organization ]
13. Slang
a) a black person, esp. a male
b) a close male friend: used, often in direct address, esp. among black people
vt.
1. to let (a hunting dog) taste, smell, or see the blood of its prey
2. to initiate (a hunter) by staining the hunter's face with blood of the prey
3. to initiate (a person) in any new experience
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bad blood
anger; hatred
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blood is thicker than water
family ties are stronger than others
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have someone's blood on one's head or have blood on one's head
to be responsible for someone's death or misfortune
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in cold blood
1. with cruelty; unfeelingly
2. dispassionately; deliberately
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make one's blood boil
to make one angry or resentful
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make one's blood run cold
to frighten or terrify one

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