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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
  Scott. 
 
  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. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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? 
  --Shak. 
 
  It  was  the  morning  costume  of  a  dandy  or  blood. 
  --Thackeray. 
 
  10.  The  juice  of  anything  especially  if  red. 
 
  He  washed  .  .  .  his  clothes  in  the  blood  of  grapes. 
  --Gen.  xiix. 
  11. 
 
  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 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blood  \Blood\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blooded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Blooding}.] 
  1.  To  bleed.  [Obs.]  --Cowper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blood 
  n  1:  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:  the  shedding  of  blood  resulting  in  murder;  "he  avenged  the 
  blood  of  his  kinsmen"  [syn:  {bloodshed},  {gore}] 
  3:  temperament  or  disposition;  "a  person  of  hot  blood" 
  4:  a  dissolute  man  in  fashionable  society  [syn:  {rake},  {profligate}, 
  {rip},  {roue}] 
  5:  the  descendants  of  one  individual;  "his  entire  lineage  has 
  been  warriors"  [syn:  {lineage},  {line},  {line  of  descent}, 
  {descent},  {bloodline},  {blood  line},  {pedigree},  {ancestry}, 
  {origin},  {parentage},  {stock}] 
  6:  people  viewed  as  members  of  a  group  "we  need  more  young 
  blood  in  this  organization" 
  v  :  smear  with  blood,  as  in  a  hunting  initiation  rite,  where  the 
  face  of  a  person  is  smeared  with  the  blood  of  the  kill 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  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.) 
 




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