|n.||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.|
|2.||Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.|
A friend of our own blood.
|3.||Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.|
|4.||(Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.|
|5.||The fleshy nature of man.|
|6.||The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.|
|7.||A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition.|
|8.||Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; - as if the blood were the seat of emotions.|
|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?
|10.||The juice of anything, especially if red.|
|v. t.||1.||To bleed.|
|2.||To stain, smear or wet, with blood.|
|3.||To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.|
|4.||To heat the blood of; to exasperate.|
|Noun||1.||blood - 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"|
|2.||blood - the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors"|
|3.||blood - the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen"|
|4.||blood - temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"|
|5.||blood - a dissolute man in fashionable society|
|6.||blood - people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization"|
|Verb||1.||blood - smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill|
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.