Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Blood (video game)
Blood is a first-person shooter video game developed by Monolith Productions and published by GT Interactive Software. The shareware version was released for the PC on March 5, 1997, while the full version was released on May 31, 1997 in North America, and June 20, 1997 in Europe.
The game follows the story of Caleb, an undead early 20th century gunslinger seeking revenge against the dark god Tchernobog. It features a number of occult and horror themes. Blood includes liberal amounts of graphic violence, a large arsenal of weapons ranging from the standard to the bizarre, and numerous enemies and bosses.
The Blood franchise was continued with two official expansion packs titled Plasma Pak (developed by Monolith) and Cryptic Passage (developed by Sunstorm Interactive). Later, a sequel titled Blood II: The Chosen was released on October 31, 1998. The game was released on Steam along with its two expansion packs on July 14, 2014, utilizing the DOSBox emulator to run on modern systems. The game also served as a principle inspiration for the manwha Priest.
Blood is a biological fluid found in animals that delivers nutrients and oxygen throughout the body and carries away waste products. It may also refer to:
Blood (The Microphones album)
Blood is a 2001 album by The Microphones. It was handmade, and limited to 300 original copies. Included on the album were recordings and alternate versions of songs later found on The Glow Pt. 2, in addition to sound collages, field recordings and other miscellany. Also included was a cover of Björk's All Is Full of Love.
Blood (2000 film)
Blood is a 2000 horror film, starring Adrian Rawlins. Its director and writer, Charly Cantor, won a Jury Award for the film in 2000.
Blood (2008 film)
Blood is a 2008 Bengali film directed by Anasuya Samanta. The film featured Debesh Raychowdhury, Anasuya Samanta, Manojit, Sutanuka, Mita Chatterjee, Sameer Mukherjee, Manjula Polle and Bhaswar Chatterjee.
Blood (Spanish band)
Blood (also sometimes called Blood 'Out, used to be called Capitan Blood) is a Spanish industrial metal band from Alicante, Spain, that was formed in 1999 and still continues today. There have been some remixes of their songs done by other industrial metal artists, including Turmion Kätilöt.
Blood (Franz Ferdinand album)
Blood (also known as Blood: Franz Ferdinand) is a compilation album of dub music versions of songs from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, the third studio album from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. It was released in June 2009 through Domino Records. In addition, a limited edition vinyl version of 500 copies were sent to independent record stores in the United States to coincide with Record Store Day.
In vertebrates, it is composed of blood cells suspended in blood plasma. Plasma, which constitutes 55% of blood fluid, is mostly water (92% by volume), and contains dissipated proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, carbon dioxide (plasma being the main medium for excretory product transportation), and blood cells themselves. Albumin is the main protein in plasma, and it functions to regulate the colloidal osmotic pressure of blood. The blood cells are mainly red blood cells (also called RBCs or erythrocytes), white blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates oxygen transport by reversibly binding to this respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood. In contrast, carbon dioxide is mostly transported extracellularly as bicarbonate ion transported in plasma.
Vertebrate blood is bright red when its haemoglobin is oxygenated and dark red when it is deoxygenated. Some animals, such as crustaceans and mollusks, use hemocyanin to carry oxygen, instead of hemoglobin. Insects and some mollusks use a fluid called hemolymph instead of blood, the difference being that hemolymph is not contained in a closed circulatory system. In most insects, this "blood" does not contain oxygen-carrying molecules such as hemoglobin because their bodies are small enough for their tracheal system to suffice for supplying oxygen.
Jawed vertebrates have an adaptive immune system, based largely on white blood cells. White blood cells help to resist infections and parasites. Platelets are important in the clotting of blood. Arthropods, using hemolymph, have hemocytes as part of their immune system.
Blood is circulated around the body through blood vessels by the pumping action of the heart. In animals with lungs, arterial blood carries oxygen from inhaled air to the tissues of the body, and venous blood carries carbon dioxide, a waste product of metabolism produced by cells, from the tissues to the lungs to be exhaled.
Medical terms related to blood often begin with hemo- or hemato- ( also spelledhaemo- and haemato-) from the Greek word (haima) for "blood". In terms of anatomy and histology, blood is considered a specialized form of connective tissue, given its origin in the bones and the presence of potential molecular fibers in the form of fibrinogen.
Blood (This Mortal Coil album)
Blood is the third and final album released by 4AD collective This Mortal Coil, an umbrella title for a loose grouping of guest musicians and vocalists brought together by label boss Ivo Watts-Russell. The supergroup consists primarily of artists attached to the 4AD label, of which Watts-Russell was co-founder and (at the time) boss and president. The double album was released in April 1991, and was the second release on 4AD to utilize the double album-identifier "DAD" prefix in its catalog number.
Blood was the final LP in the project's history, although Watts-Russell used two TMC performers on his next project, The Hope Blister, in 1998. A remastered and repackaged CD edition of Blood was issued with the complete This Mortal Coil recordings in a self-titled box set, released in late November 2011. The CD was released individually shortly thereafter.
In 2013, NME ranked the album at number 493 in its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Blood (2009 film)
is a 2009 Japanese supernatural action film directed by Ten Shimoyama.
Blood (Maqlu album)
Blood is the first studio release by Canadian Industrial artist Maqlu. The EP was released on April 30, 2010 via online music retailers such as iTunes.
Blood hit the charts at several college radio stations across Canada, most notably hitting #1 at CJAM in Windsor twice in September 2010. and making it onto !earshot's national electronic chart at #10 for the week of September 28, 2010
Blood (In This Moment song)
"Blood" is a song by American band In This Moment. Released June 12, 2012, it is the first single released from their fourth studio album, Blood.
Blood (In This Moment album)
Blood is the fourth studio album by the American band In This Moment. The album was released by Century Media on August 14, 2012. As has been the case with every In This Moment album, the record has a different sound, dropping many of the traditional metalcore elements in favor of electronic samples and further experimentation.
Blood (2012 film)
Blood is a 2012 thriller that follows two brothers who are policemen and charts the moral collapse of a police family. The two brothers, played by Paul Bettany (Joe Fairburn) and Stephen Graham (Christie Fairburn) must investigate a despicable crime in a small town, in the shadow of their former police chief father. It was directed by Nick Murphy and written by Bill Gallagher.
The film is a cinematic remake of the 2004 BBC television mini series Conviction, which Gallagher also wrote.
Blood (Pulled Apart by Horses album)
' Blood 'is the third album from the Leeds four piece Pulled Apart by Horses. It was released on 1 September 2014. On 6 September, it entered the UK Albums Chart at number 38, giving the band their first top 40 album.
Blood is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. It was established by William Dameshek in 1946. The journal changed from semimonthly (24 times annually) to weekly publication at the start of 2009. It covers clinical and basic research in all areas of hematology, including disorders of leukocytes, both benign and malignant, erythrocytes, platelets, hemostatic mechanisms, vascular biology, immunology, and hematologic oncology.
Blood (Editors song)
"Blood" is a song by British post-punk revival band Editors and is featured on their 2005 debut album, The Back Room. It was released 11 July 2005 as the third single from the album (see 2005 in British music). It was re-released 19 June 2006 also. It was in very limited release with the CD limited to 5000 copies whilst the 10" single was deleted on day of release and was only available through pre-ordering. Over the two formats it contained 2 cover songs (originally by Talking Heads and R.E.M.) and 2 remixes of the album track Camera by Jason Spaceman and Paul Oakenfold.
Blood (The X-Files)
"Blood" is the third episode of the second season of the science fiction television series The X-Files. It premiered on the Fox network on September 30, 1994. The teleplay was written by Glen Morgan and James Wong from a story by Darin Morgan and was directed by David Nutter. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology. "Blood" earned a Nielsen household rating of 9.8, being watched by 8.7 million households in its initial broadcast. The episode received mostly positive reviews.
The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder ( David Duchovny) and Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In the episode, Mulder and Scully investigate a series of killings in Franklin, Pennsylvania. All the suspects appear compelled to murder after seeing violent messages on electronic devices.
"Blood" was inspired by writer Glen Morgan's own hematophobia as well as controversy over malathion spraying in Southern California. The episode marked the second appearance of the Lone Gunmen in the series, as well as a guest appearance by pornographic actress Ashlyn Gere.
Blood (often stylized as ' ̶B̶L̶O̶O̶D̶') is a Japanese band that has been active from 2002 to 2009, returning in 2011. Blood's aim is to create music that expresses the meaning of human emotion that breaks the musical frame. They are closely associated with visual kei, but the band refers to themselves as a "gothic band".
They have toured in Japan, Europe, the United States, Mexico and Australia. They're one of the first Japanese visual kei bands to tour in Australia. Blood was regularly featured in the Gothic & Lolita Bible and they have been featured in western magazines, including Astan, Rumore, and Gothic Beauty.
The Blood was an automobile manufactured in Kalamazoo, Michigan, by the Blood Brothers Auto & Machine Company from 1902-05. They produced a five-seater tonneau with a two-cylinder opposed engine, costing $1,800. The drive system had a four-speed transmission and transferred power to the rear axle by a shaft.
Maurice & Clarence Blood were owners of a bicycle shop at 210 N. Rose St, in Kalamazoo. They sold a Mobile Steam car to Oscar Buckout in 1901, making them the first automotive dealership in Kalamazoo. They eventually built and sold 150 Blood cars. In 1905, they ceased building automobiles, and concentrated on universal joints in a small factory. Maurice's son, Howard, later built the Cornelian Cyclecar.
Blood (Project Pitchfork album)
Blood is a 2014 album by the German electro-industrial band Project Pitchfork. It is their 17th studio album and was released in multiple formats, including a double-disc limited edition, featuring two B-sides and three remixes. A music video for " Blood-Diamond (See Him Running)" was released on October, 19th 2014.
Blood (TV series)
Blood is a 2015 South Korean television series starring Ahn Jae-hyun, Ji Jin-hee, Ku Hye-sun and Son Soo-hyun. It aired on KBS2 from February 16 to April 21, 2015 on Mondays and Tuesdays at 22:00 for 20 episodes.
Blood (Stan Ridgway and Pietra Wexstun album)
Blood is a collaborative album by American singer-songwriter Stan Ridgway and electronic musician Pietra Wexstun. It was released on September 23, 2003 by Sympathy for the Record Industry and A440 Records.
Blood (Birch novel)
Blood (2011) is a novel by Australian author Tony Birch. It was shortlisted for the 2012 Miles Franklin Literary Award.
Blood is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Aretas Blood (1816–1897), American railroad innovator
- Archer Blood (1923–2004), American diplomat
- Benjamin Paul Blood (1832–1919), American philosopher and poet
- C. L. Blood (fl. 1867–1890), American physician
- Bindon Blood (1842–1940), British military commander
- Ernest Blood (1872–1955), American basketball coach
- Gertrude Elizabeth Blood (1857–1911), Irish-born author, playwright, columnist, editor and socialite
- Henry H. Blood (1872–1942), American businessman and two-term governor of Utah
- Maurice Blood (1870–1940), British sport shooter
- Nick Blood (b. 1982), English actor, director and producer
- Richard Henry Blood (b. 1953), American professional wrestler better known as Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
- Richard Henry Blood, Jr. (b. 1987), American professional wrestler better known as Ricky Steamboat, Jr.
- Robert O. Blood (1887–1975), American physician and politician and two-term governor of New Hampshire
- Rogers Blood (1922–1944), United States Marine Corps officer and posthumous Silver Star recipient
- Thomas Blood (1618–1680), Irish colonel who tried to steal the Crown Jewels of England
Blood (OSI album)
Guitarist Jim Matheos and keyboardist and vocalist Kevin Moore started work on the album in 2008, collaborating by email. Matheos would send Moore a song idea which Moore would edit and send back to Matheos. Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, who performed drums on Office of Strategic Influence and Free, was replaced by Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison on Blood. Matheos played bass guitar on the album, having hired guest musicians to perform bass duties on the first two OSI albums. Mikael Åkerfeldt of Opeth and Tim Bowness of No-Man wrote lyrics and performed vocals on one track each.
Critical reception of Blood was generally positive. The more atmospheric and ambient tracks were praised; the more metal-oriented tracks received mixed reactions. Moore's lyrics and Harrison's drumming, in particular, were met with acclaim.
Blood is an EP by the Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on September 22, 2003 in Europe via Metal Blade, and day after in Poland by Metal Mind. Japanese edition was released on October 22, 2003 by Avalon Marquee.
Tracks 1-2 have been recorded & mixed in July 2003 at RG Studio in Gdańsk, Poland. Mastering took place at RG Studio in Gdańsk, Poland. Tracks 3-7 have been recorded & mixed between February and March 2002 at Red Studio in Gdańsk, Poland douring Revelations (2002) sessions, and mastered at Studio 333 in Częstochowa, Poland.
Blood (Lianne La Havas album)
Blood is the second studio album by British recording artist Lianne La Havas, which was released through Warner Bros. Records on July 31, 2015. Following the release of her critically acclaimed debut Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012) La Havas embarked on a variety of tours and festivals before travelling to Jamaica. During La Havas' time in Jamaica she attempted to regain a connection with her roots, the exploration inspired La Havas to begin writing the follow up to her debut. During her stay in Jamaica Lianne met with reggae producer Stephen McGregor who would subsequently go on to help produce the album.
As well as working with McGregor, La Havas reunited with past collaborator Matt Hales, La Havas co-wrote each of the album's songs and was credited as a co-producer on one. Havas cited the album as a homage towards her Jamaican and Greek bloodline which in turn inspired the album's title. Blood was seen as departure from the acoustic musical leanings of her debut Is Your Love Big Enough? (2012), taking on a neo soul and jazz style, with elements of R&B, doo-wop, reggae and gospel music. The album's songs were characterised as having heavy basses with electronic flourishes and lyrics focusing on love, relationships and identity.
Upon release Blood was met with positive reviews from music critics, who praised the musical transition and its overall progression from La Havas debut album. Commercially the album was successful, peaking at number two in the United Kingdom and number one in the Netherlands and Norway as well as making appearances on other charts. In order to promote the album La Havas ventured on numerous tours and supported Blood with the release of two singles —"Unstoppable" and "What You Don't Do" — both of which fared moderately. It has also received a nomination for Best Urban Contemporary Album at the Grammy Awards.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
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.]
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.
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.
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.
Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam.
I am a gentleman of blood and breeding.
(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.
The fleshy nature of man.
Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood.
The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
So wills the fierce, avenging sprite, Till blood for blood atones.
A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
He was a thing of blood, whose every motion Was timed with dying cries.
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.
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.
The juice of anything, especially if red.
He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
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 blood relation, esp. a child.
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 royal.
Blood \Blood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Blooding.]
To bleed. [Obs.]
To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic]
Reach out their spears afar, And blood their points.
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.
To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.]
The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.
n. A vital liquid flowing in the bodies of many types of animals that usually conveys nutrients and oxygen. In vertebrates, it is colored red by hemoglobin, is conveyed by artery and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow. vb. 1 To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody. 2 (label en medicine historical) To let blood (from); to bleed. 3 To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.
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"
temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"
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
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Old English blod "blood," from Proto-Germanic *blodam "blood" (cognates: Old Frisian blod, Old Saxon blôd, Old Norse bloð, Middle Dutch bloet, Dutch bloed, Old High German bluot, German Blut, Gothic bloþ), from PIE *bhlo-to-, perhaps meaning "to swell, gush, spurt," or "that which bursts out" (compare Gothic bloþ "blood," bloma "flower"), in which case it would be from suffixed form of *bhle-, extended form of root *bhel- (3) "to thrive, bloom" (see folio).\n
\nThere seems to have been an avoidance in Germanic, perhaps from taboo, of other PIE words for "blood," such as *esen- (source of poetic Greek ear, Old Latin aser, Sanskrit asrk, Hittite eshar); also *krew-, which seems to have had a sense of "blood outside the body, gore from a wound" (source of Latin cruour "blood from a wound," Greek kreas "meat"), which came to mean simply "blood" in the Balto-Slavic group and some other languages.\n
\nInheritance and relationship senses (also found in Latin sanguis, Greek haima) emerged in English by mid-13c. Meaning "person of one's family, race, kindred" is late 14c. As the seat of passions, it is recorded from c.1300. Slang meaning "hot spark, a man of fire" [Johnson] is from 1560s. Blood pressure attested from 1862. Blood money is from 1530s; originally money paid for causing the death of another.\n
\nBlood type is from 1928. That there were different types of human blood was discovered c.1900 during early experiments in transfusion. To get blood from a stone "do the impossible" is from 1660s. Expression blood is thicker than water attested by 1803, in reference to family ties of those separated by distance. New (or fresh) blood, in reference to members of an organization or group is from 1880.
1590s, "to smeart with blood;" 1620s, "to cause to bleed," from blood (n.). Meaning "to give an animal its first taste of blood" is from 1781. Related: Blooded; blooding.
Usage examples of "blood".
And the thought of Abie Singleton taking chances at the Adonis Club made his blood run cold.
Menstruation may fail to be established in consequence of organic defects, or from some abnormal condition of the blood and nervous system.
Non-appearance, as well as suppression of the menses, may result from an abnormal state of the blood.
The scene I cannot describe--I should faint if I tried it, for there is madness in a room full of classified charnel things, with blood and lesser human debris almost ankle-deep on the slimy floor, and with hideous reptilian abnormalities sprouting, bubbling, and baking over a winking bluish-green spectre of dim flame in a far corner of black shadows.
Trace evidence on the body includes fibers and microscopic debris under the fingernails and adhering to blood and to abraded skin and hair.
Black and blue halos rimmed her eyes, and her cheeks were abraided, with dried blood at one corner of her mouth.
On the twenty-sixth day an abscess formed on the left side below the nipple, and from it was discharged a large quantity of pus and blood.
Banish set aside the sheaf of papers then, and Blood saw photographs underneath, grade school portraits of the Abies children.
Blood came up in front of Abies and took a piece of paper out of his coat pocket.
I tasted blood as though I were already drinking it, and I felt the abysmal and desperate emptiness that I always feel before I feast.
Nay, he decided, forcing himself to ignore the pulsing hardness between his thighs and the churning of his blood which ached for the satisfaction that only her body could provide.
For example, an anion gap on the electrolyte panel combined with metabolic acidosis on arterial blood gases would prompt an inquiry into ASA, methanol, or ethylene glycol as potential etiologic agents.
V With shudders chill as aconite, The couchant chewer of the cud Will start at times in pussy fright Before the dogs, when reads her sprite The streaks predicting streams of blood.
The acquisition of Modar, a prince of the royal blood of the Amali, gave a bold and faithful champion to the cause of Rome.
In the petty quarrels of Europe, they shed the blood of their friends and countrymen, for the acquisition perhaps of a castle or a village.