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blood

I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a blood donor
▪ Are you willing to register as a blood donor?
a blood relation (=one related by birth not marriage)
▪ It seems natural to share a house with blood relations.
a blood relative (=one related by birth not marriage)
▪ 332 kidneys were donated last year by blood relatives or spouses.
a blood test
▪ A blood test revealed his alcohol level was above the legal limit.
a blood/brain/liver etc disorder
▪ She suffers from a rare brain disorder.
a blood/nerve/brain/muscle etc cell
▪ No new brain cells are produced after birth.
a blood/urine/tissue etc sample
▪ He compared the samples with a blood sample from Mr Green.
a wine/coffee/blood etc stain
▪ How can I get coffee stains out of a cotton tablecloth?
baying for...blood (=demanding that he be punished)
▪ Reporters began baying for the president’s blood .
be dripping with blood/sweat etc
▪ The hand that held the gun was dripping with sweat.
blood and gore (=violence)
▪ He likes movies with plenty of blood and gore .
blood bank
blood brother
blood clot
▪ He developed a blood clot on his brain and died.
blood count
▪ Her blood count is very low.
blood donor
blood feud
blood group
blood heat
blood lust
blood money
blood orange
blood poisoning
blood pressure
▪ high blood pressure
blood relation
blood sport
▪ a demonstration against blood sports
blood transfusion
blood transfusion
▪ A blood transfusion saved his life.
blood typeAmerican English (= one of the classes into which human blood can be separated)
▪ Mother and child had the same blood type.
blood type
blood vessel
blood vessel
▪ a burst blood vessel
check/take sb’s blood pressure (=measure it)
▪ The nurse will take your blood pressure.
chill sb to the bone/chill sb to the marrow/chill sb’s blood (=frighten sb a lot)
▪ He jerked his head round and saw something that chilled his blood.
contaminated food/blood/water supplies etc
▪ The infection was traced to contaminated food.
donor blood
▪ Donor blood had to be used during the operation.
drip blood/water/sweat etc
▪ John came in, his arm dripping blood.
family/blood ties
▪ Family ties have been weakened by older people living apart from their children.
loss of blood
▪ The animal was weak through loss of blood.
lost a lot of blood
▪ He’s lost a lot of blood but his life is not in danger.
noble family/blood/birth etc
▪ a member of an ancient noble family
▪ The Marquis would have to marry a woman of noble blood.
red blood cell
sweat blood/sweat your guts out (=work very hard)
▪ I sweated blood to get that report finished.
▪ We’ve been sweating our guts out here!
ties of marriage/friendship/blood etc
▪ The ties of friendship that unite the two countries.
white blood cell
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
bad
▪ Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?
▪ But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.
▪ But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.
▪ There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.
▪ Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.
▪ There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.
▪ There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.
▪ It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.
cold
▪ The Kashmiri police say he was taken into custody as a suspect, tortured and shot in cold blood.
▪ And I know of men who claim that they could murder in anger but never in cold blood.
▪ A deed planned in cold blood may appear very different to the perpetrator if he ever gets round to carrying it out.
▪ They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood.
▪ But was it necessary to kill my men in cold blood?
▪ Mrs Heron was murdered in cold blood in a crime which to date has appeared to have no motive.
▪ This is cold blood, Nigel.
▪ But the temptations of the Flesh were different: they could not be dealt with in cold blood.
dried
▪ The hepatitis B virus may be stable in dried blood and blood products at room temperature for up to seven days.
▪ The plaster walls were damp and cracked, the floor unswept, its stones stained with dried blood and excrement.
▪ What with that and the dried blood, his wife refuses to eat them, so berries for eating are grown separately.
▪ He looked a mess, his face covered in bruises and dried blood.
▪ The hair looked as though it were smeared with dried blood.
▪ From his mouth crawled a long, dead centipede of dried blood.
▪ As the gaunt farmer Spoke, Sparkes noticed dried blood on his shirt front where it met his breeches.
▪ It's dried blood that's difficult.
fresh
▪ It had smelled blood, fresh blood.
▪ John of the Cross, fresh blood flowed from the wound resulting from an amputated finger.
▪ Zebra walls, curtains drawn across the windows like a second night sky, carpet the colour of fresh blood.
▪ Before the old wound Can be healed, there is fresh blood flowing.
▪ His predecessor, Sir William Heseltine, had at least been fresh blood.
▪ On leaving office he argued that the top level of the civil service needed an injection of fresh blood.
▪ He grimaced at the smell of fresh blood, then pulled the loaded rifle from its holster.
high
▪ He's delighted to find my spirits high, my blood pressure low and that apart from the lumps, I remain asymptomatic.
▪ Carolyn Melton of Van Nuys received her first warning seven years ago: Lower the high blood pressure.
▪ He's supposed to have high blood pressure and shouldn't get too excited.
▪ Under these conditions, the researchers observed significantly higher blood levels of alcohol in the women compared with the men.
▪ Hypertension, or high blood pressure, is when the resting blood pressure is higher than normal.
▪ But his history of asthma and a problem with high blood pressure had kept him out.
▪ She had very high blood pressure, and was given two epidurals that didn't work.
▪ From 1988-1998, the death rate from high blood pressure increased 16 percent.
low
▪ Indeed, the lower the blood pressure the better, because statistically it reduces the subsequent risks of stroke and heart attacks.
▪ The symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include high fever, a rash, vomiting and low blood pressure.
▪ Systematic review of dietary intervention trials to lower blood total cholesterol in free-living subjects.
▪ When the platelet count in your blood drops too low, your blood does not clot as well as usual.
▪ He used to say he could drink quite a bit because he had very low blood pressure.
▪ Permanently low blood pressure, meanwhile, shouldn't be confused with temporary hypotension.
▪ Tomorrow we really do change the bread into meat. Low blood sugar level, that could be half the problem.
▪ Garlic, for instance, can raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure.
red
▪ For example, some types of animal cells such as red blood cells are filled with salt solution.
▪ I slid off the seat, keeping my eyes down, expecting to see a smear of red blood on the chair.
▪ The seas turned red with blood.
▪ One of the hands in the picture was red with blood.
▪ Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.
▪ Swollen mucous membranes, red and enlarged blood vessels; inflammation of all the tissues of the eye.
▪ Haemolysis: the destruction of red blood cells.
▪ The red of the blood drunk at a feast.
white
▪ Lymphocyte: a variety of white blood cell.
▪ His body was erroneously producing a flood of white blood cells in a frantic search for a disease that did not exist.
▪ In two-thirds of such patients, white blood cells known as T-Lymphocytes that are produced by the marrow attack their fresh surroundings.
▪ Glover saw his face, dense as coal, no white blood, none of the high tones of the day.
▪ It is used to stimulate the white blood cells.
▪ Plasma is the protein-rich water that remains when red and white blood cells are removed from blood.
▪ Later, the patient was in severe, but expected, danger from a depletion of his own healthy white blood cells.
▪ When white blood cells are damaged, your ability to fight off infections is reduced.
young
▪ Leaning over the parapet to watch the young bloods in the river sprucing up their horses for the fair.
▪ The holds the body while the young red blood squirts out and slashes the base of the li in criss-cross patterns.
▪ But Kit wasn't having some young blood replace his female prizes.
▪ He stopped once to look at the young blood sleeping among the Begonias.
▪ Well, that 25-yard volley makes it two-nil to the young bloods.
■ NOUN
bank
▪ Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.
▪ The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.
▪ It's as if Vlad the Impaler had been selected to run Britain's blood bank.
cell
▪ Research has suggested that for blood cells, this lipid asymmetry may help to maintain the delicate balance between haemostasis and thrombosis.
▪ They can manufacture a whole host of body parts, from neurons to muscles to blood cells.
▪ As the cells proceed from the stem cell to the various mature blood cell types they divide many times.
▪ Plasma is the protein-rich water that remains when red and white blood cells are removed from blood.
▪ The most vulnerable cells were those which the body renews most frequently; especially the white blood cells, including the lymphocytes.
▪ Since 1998, white blood cells have been removed from donated blood.
▪ These cells must be replaced and involve a process similar to that of blood cells.
▪ The blood cells made in the spongy area inside our large bones are of three types.
clot
▪ Neurosurgeons have successfully moved a blood clot from her brain and are keeping a close watch on her.
▪ Doctors were forced to amputate her right leg, but Jennifer died when a blood clot caused a pulmonary embolism.
▪ This is the formation of a blood clot in a deep lying vein, which needs immediate medical treatment.
▪ The blockage is usually caused by a blood clot forming in an artery already narrowed by fatty atheroma.
▪ The operation had gone all right, but the aftermath was not good-culminating in a blood clot.
▪ But eight days later he developed a blood clot and died.
▪ They wanted to know why doctors didn't notice a swelling, caused by the blood clot, for two days.
donor
▪ Who can become a blood donor?
▪ Blood Transfusion Currently all blood donors are initially screened and blood is not accepted from high risk individuals.
▪ The National Blood Transfusion Service is entirely dependent on voluntary blood donors.
▪ That statistic comes from a mail-in survey of 34, 700 blood donors nationwide, he said.
▪ Some require anonymous donors who perceive their role as similar to that of blood donors.
▪ It is not as though regular blood donors receive preferential treatment when they come to need a transfusion.
▪ Our contracts specify that private patients, many of whom are themselves blood donors, are not charged for the blood itself.
flow
▪ This is seen as a greyish-white accumulation of material which grows and obstructs blood flow.
▪ During either chore, many areas of your brain would receive increased blood flow.
▪ Not tightly enough to restrict the blood flow, but sufficient to make her long to be able to stretch.
▪ Watch the blood flow freely and smoothly through the muscles.
▪ Mefenamic acid will reduce blood flow by between 30 and 45 per cent.
▪ Other important methods measure regional changes in blood flow within the brain.
▪ Scalp stimulants can help to revitalise dormant hair follicles by increasing the blood flow to the scalp.
▪ We have not studied whether indomethacin affects arterial blood flow.
glucose
▪ A reasonable course is to measure the blood glucose of all patients when they present with infarction.
▪ Of these six hormones, insulin is the only one that decreases the blood glucose level.
▪ A nonlinear relationship was observed between coronary heart and stroke mortality with the two hour postprandial blood glucose.
▪ Regular exercise may also help to control blood glucose.
▪ Diabetics and those with postprandial blood glucose levels between 5.4-11.
▪ Insulin therapy is started if blood glucose levels remain elevated despite following these measures.
▪ Ideally, the diagnosis should be confirmed before treatment, and this can be done with capillary blood glucose test sticks.
▪ Most studies have found no increase in fetal mortality when blood glucose levels are controlled in this way.
group
▪ Some of the antibodies we used were studied at the international workshop on blood group antibodies at Paris, 1987.
▪ The first thing he saw was her blood group.
▪ Thirty five healthy subjects with different blood groups were also included in the study.
▪ And three of them needed A-Negative, Faye's blood group.
▪ Few traits reach the extreme of a heritability of one, although blood groups in humans are an example.
▪ Is blood group an inherited characteristic?
▪ One of the more scientific attempts to discover their origins was an investigation of their blood group.
loss
▪ Iron deficiency anaemia is commonly caused by chronic blood loss from the gastrointestinal tract.
▪ Peptic ulceration may cause chronic gastrointestinal blood loss as well as an acute bleed.
▪ If blood loss during operation has been excessive, previously cross-matched blood will be transfused.
▪ Efficient emergency treatment relies upon being able to stem the blood loss with a tourniquet around the foot.
▪ The deep cuts had missed the major blood vessels and nerves in his neck, but had caused considerable blood loss.
▪ The results are expressed as mean daily blood loss.
▪ The upper limit of normal for gastrointestinal blood loss is less than 1.0 ml/day.
pressure
▪ Between 1945 and 1956, many research findings identified other factors which affected the blood pressure.
▪ Prevents or delays high blood pressure, and reduces blood pressure in people with hypertension. 7.
▪ Changes in blood pressure and activity of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system may contribute to these different effects.
▪ High blood pressure means the heart is straining to pump blood.
▪ Somatostatin is known to reduce splanchnic blood flow without modifying systemic arterial blood pressure.
▪ The study also found that garlic supplements reduced blood pressure modestly, confirming results from previous studies.
▪ If a doctor treats a patient with high blood pressure he records blood pressure levels before, during and after treatment.
▪ That diet lowered their blood pressure as much as a typical blood-pressure-lowering medication would.
product
▪ The vaccine does not contain any blood products.
▪ The hepatitis B virus may be stable in dried blood and blood products at room temperature for up to seven days.
▪ The second subcategory of blood-to-blood contact is transmission by receipt of contaminated blood transfusions or of contaminated blood products.
▪ Hospitals reportedly are postponing chemotherapy treatments because of limited supplies of blood products.
▪ A revolution in the use of blood transfusions and blood products.
▪ Through infected blood and blood products entering the bloodstream.
▪ Now that we know how to prepare safe blood products to aid clotting, this is unlikely to happen.
sample
▪ One blood sample was taken before endoscopy and the patients then had a colonoscopy to the caecum.
▪ A membrane selectively permeable to gases separates the buffer from the blood sample.
▪ Beside it was a test-tube holder with a series of blood samples.
▪ There too men are being asked to give blood samples.
▪ It does not even include the taking of a blood sample.
▪ So far 650 blood samples have been taken.
▪ The police took blood samples from just about every male in the vicinity.
▪ Next she's going to ask me to produce a blood sample.
sugar
▪ All carbohydrates, sugars and starches are converted into blood sugar.
▪ Circulating glucose remains in the blood, leading to a rise in blood sugar.
▪ Jonathan had been taken to hospital and his blood sugar level had been found to be abnormally low.
▪ Without insulin, blood sugar can not move into cells.
▪ This just produces a swift blood sugar surge which rapidly declines - a solid breakfast which releases energy slowly is far better.
▪ When you eat a big load of sugar, your blood sugar levels rise.
▪ To provide this energy, stores of blood sugar and fats are metabolized.
▪ You use insulin to store the excess sugar away until your blood sugar levels drop.
supply
▪ It is not, in fact, the heart itself that tends to fail, but its blood supply.
▪ Teeth usually become less sensitive as their nerve and blood supply decreases.
▪ It also increases uterine blood supply and tone, relaxes the cervix and brings the goat into oestrus.
▪ There are at least a dozen other restrictions aimed at preserving blood supply safety.
▪ In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to the fingers is faulty, leading to attacks of numbness and discomfort.
▪ The blood supply in major Western countries is now safer than it has ever been.
▪ Other organs, although vital in their own way, can not survive without a blood supply rich in oxygen and nutrients.
▪ Reduced blood supply prevents healing, leading to infections and the development of ulcers.
test
▪ They may include blood tests, X-rays or scans.
▪ The famous Wassermann diagnostic blood test for syphilis has been used for forty years.
▪ The parents face a nightmare week-long wait before blood tests show if there has been a hospital blunder.
▪ Anyways, when Belinda died, she asked me to take a blood test.
▪ She must have recently had a blood test.
▪ A blood test can be used to find out whether a person's blood contains antibodies to the virus.
▪ Returning for the blood test results is worth $ 10.
transfusion
▪ Every 3 weeks her baby needs a blood transfusion.
▪ Treatments, including dialysis and blood transfusion, failed, and Rash died of heart failure.
▪ During an effort to overcome one of those problems - a heart defect - surgeons gave the boy a blood transfusion.
▪ Thyroidectomy was performed without problem or need for blood transfusion.
▪ Both groups received a similar volume of blood transfusion.
▪ Shortly afterwards Miss T. told the midwife that she did not want a blood transfusion.
▪ I was to have a blood transfusion before he could operate.
▪ Remember - one day you may owe your life to a blood transfusion.
transfusions
▪ Some people need blood transfusions as part of ordinary medical treatment for all kinds of illnesses.
▪ The second subcategory of blood-to-blood contact is transmission by receipt of contaminated blood transfusions or of contaminated blood products.
▪ Women at fifth and higher parity required blood transfusions twice to three times more frequently than did women of low parity.
▪ A revolution in the use of blood transfusions and blood products.
▪ Filtered blood is widely used to treat recurrent non-haemolytic febrile reactions in patients who depend on regular blood transfusions.
▪ Although a new and growing field in medicine, placental blood transfusions have proved effective in combating leukemia and other cancers.
▪ Treatment consisted in giving blood transfusions over a number of hours.
▪ He spent three years in and out of hospitals and received more than three hundred blood transfusions.
vessel
▪ But an inquest heard that the rupture in the blood vessel was not caused by the operation.
▪ Just as in a bruise under the skin, a blood vessel in the brain can leak.
▪ Its bite produces a worm which swells up the blood vessels, causing ulcers and, in the worst cases, blindness.
▪ One-quarter of this extracellular fluid is contained within blood vessels as the plasma space.
▪ Most acted directly on the blood vessels.
▪ Everything in me is congealing-guts, glands, blood vessels, organs, bones.
▪ He was well beaten and in a later race broke a blood vessel.
▪ Doctors first thought it reduced blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels, Rubin said.
■ VERB
check
▪ It is customary to check patients' blood coagulation before ERCp and correct any detected abnormality.
▪ Doctors can easily check blood levels of B-12 and folic acid, he says.
▪ It's a good idea to ask your doctor to check your blood pressure each visit.
▪ We had a veterinarian call and tell us to check Marcus' blood pressure.
▪ And as well as a physical examination, your vet will want to check urine and blood samples.
▪ We have actors in trauma here. Check their blood gases.
▪ Additional reasons for checking the blood pressure are marked retinopathy or any evidence of proteinuria.
▪ The cost of blood testing strips used by diabetics to check their blood sugar also would be paid by Medicare.
donate
▪ Since 1998, white blood cells have been removed from donated blood.
▪ Another theory for her longevity: that the person who donated the tainted blood may have been relatively healthy, Wara said.
▪ Each person who volunteers to donate blood goes through several screening steps before getting stuck with a needle.
▪ Oh yeah, and he donates blood to the Red Cross.
▪ Each is paid $ 40 to give an hourlong interview and donate two vials of blood.
▪ Persons who have engaged in homosexual activities or have shot street drugs within the last 10 years should never donate blood.
▪ Blood transfusions would transmit syphilis, except that blood-screening programs test all donated blood for evidence of the disease.
▪ Risk of HIV-transmission through donated blood: 1 in 450, 000-660, 000.
draw
▪ Blood banks must balance hospitals' need for blood with the need to draw blood only from healthy, relatively risk-free volunteers.
▪ It was vicious, and it drew blood.
▪ It should be exercised so hard, so incessantly, that it swells in effort and draws all your blood!
▪ It was the Kings who drew early blood racing into an eight two lead.
▪ As a Manila barrio streetfighter, he had drawn more blood than Dracula in a year of Halloween nights.
▪ They vary from superficial scratches to full-thickness lacerations, but almost invariably draw blood.
▪ He set immediately to work cutting and eating the chop, drawing the blood away from his brain.
lose
▪ The bullet was deep in my arm, and I lost a lot of blood.
▪ He had lost blood profusely and had collapsed.
▪ Under the rock, he could feel himself losing a lot of blood.
▪ He had lost a lot of blood and was lapsing in and out of consciousness.
▪ Having lost several pints of blood due to a nasal haemorrhage, he was much too weak to continue.
▪ Some vertebrates, including ourselves, lose water from the blood.
▪ He's lost a lot of blood.
▪ He lost four pints of blood and required 17 stitches.
shed
▪ Suppose his hand slipped, suppose he were to shed Marcus's blood?
▪ Only the simpler, uglier land mine has shed more blood.
▪ Atone for death by death. Shed blood for old blood shed.
▪ They visited with terrible punishment those who shed the blood of kin did.
spill
▪ You do not spill blood on your own carpet.
▪ A number of the men feared the spilled blood, but the rest of the men laughed at them.
▪ She had not spilled his blood before.
▪ The execution chair was designed with splatter guards to capture spilled blood.
▪ One time they spill the blood.
stain
▪ The blanket slipped from his shoulders, disclosing the white T-shirt, its front stained soaked - with blood.
▪ He had a couple of hundred dollars on top of the dashboard, folded in butcher wrap stained with lamb-chop blood.
▪ By the time he had pulled the corpse out into the street, Valenzuela's clothes were stained with blood.
▪ She will not have her altar stained with human blood.
▪ They were stained with her blood and with the pallid cream of Stephen's semen.
▪ We were given clothes of hers that were stained with blood.
▪ His chest is suddenly stained with blood as something pulses frantically beneath his thin shirt.
▪ The priest's cassock was stained with vomit and blood.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bad blood
▪ There'd been some bad blood between Jose and Arriola over a woman.
▪ But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.
▪ But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.
▪ It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.
▪ Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.
▪ There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.
▪ There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.
▪ There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.
▪ Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?
blood rushes to sb's face/cheeks
blood/sperm/organ bank
▪ But where had his Glover genes come from if his father was in a sperm bank?
▪ Fertility clinics and sperm banks in the United States often are privately run and are subject to few government restrictions.
▪ In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.
▪ In person, however, they have matured about as much as a sperm in a deep frozen sperm bank.
▪ Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.
▪ The chief donors to sperm banks were medical students.
▪ The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.
draw blood
▪ Another cause related to blood-drawing is hemolysis of drawn blood.
▪ Blood banks must balance hospitals' need for blood with the need to draw blood only from healthy, relatively risk-free volunteers.
▪ He carried on ripping and tearing at his legs relentlessly and with sickening ferocity, even drawing blood at times.
▪ He wanted to feel his fist bruise flesh, smash bone, draw blood.
▪ Lee has stepped over zonked-out bodies to draw blood for syphilis tests.
▪ They would draw blood or take little pieces of meat as you pulled them off, and it would burn like fire.
make your blood curdle
new blood
▪ After its membership halved in the past year, leaving mainly diehard right-wingers behind, the party now desperately needs new blood.
▪ Every election brings a supply of new blood to the legislature.
▪ They seem to be expecting everyone over 50 to step aside and make way for new blood.
▪ After that, a simple change to a new blood pressure medication solved the problem for good.
▪ If the underlying cause persists, however, then a suffocating blanket of activated lymphocytes surrounds every new blood vessel.
▪ It got some new blood in here.
▪ The new blood testing exercise will cost up to five thousand pounds.
▪ The system has resulted in new blood coming into the television industry.
▪ The Treasury, where two ministers were election casualties, receives an infusion of new blood.
▪ Then our heart rate climbs, steadily, until our ears are gulping on the new blood.
▪ They give you new blood plasma.
pool of water/blood/light etc
▪ A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.
▪ A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.
▪ After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.
▪ His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.
▪ She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.
▪ The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.
▪ Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.
▪ There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.
sb's blood freezes
shed blood
▪ Too much blood has already been shed in this conflict.
spill blood
▪ A number of the men feared the spilled blood, but the rest of the men laughed at them.
▪ Internal haemorrhaging spills blood into the stomach, and this causes a telltale black vomit.
▪ People throw bricks, fight cops, disrupt Sunday services in churches, and spill blood all over the floor.
▪ The execution chair was designed with splatter guards to capture spilled blood.
▪ You do not spill blood on your own carpet.
spout of water/blood etc
▪ They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.
the colour/blood drains from sb's face/cheeks
your own flesh and blood
▪ He raised those kids like they were his own flesh and blood.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ She lost a lot of blood in the accident.
▪ There's French blood on his mother's side.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Businesses that clean up blood and guts at accident scenes must register with the state.
▪ During the procedure pulse rate, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation were recorded every minute by the research nurse.
▪ I remember it as if I were still standing there, streaked with blood and dust and tears, talking to her.
▪ In Raynaud's disease, the blood supply to the fingers is faulty, leading to attacks of numbness and discomfort.
▪ Now there are ways of making sure that infected blood isn't used in transfusions.
▪ The plant it was made from sprang up first when Prometheus' blood dripped down upon the earth.
▪ The temporary rise in blood pressure increases the oxygen requirements and creates an extra burden on the heart.
▪ Urine analysis, a red blood cell count, and blood pressure were also routinely recorded.
II.verb
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
bad blood
▪ There'd been some bad blood between Jose and Arriola over a woman.
▪ But bad blood between the two had developed years before that.
▪ But referee Ed Morrison's leniency led to bad blood spilling over in a six-man brawl as Richards looked for revenge.
▪ It will be great theater because there is truly bad blood between the camps of supporters.
▪ Probyn recognises that whenever there is money about, then the potential for bad blood creeping in is always there.
▪ There had been bad blood between Laurie and Lisa for months.
▪ There is bad blood between the options market's leading dealing firms and the stock exchange.
▪ There was bad blood between Uncle Hal and Uncle Charlie.
▪ Was this not deft proof of how the human gene-pool was constantly deteriorating, how bad blood drove out good?
blood/sperm/organ bank
▪ But where had his Glover genes come from if his father was in a sperm bank?
▪ Fertility clinics and sperm banks in the United States often are privately run and are subject to few government restrictions.
▪ In 1987, the agency had directed blood banks to similarly disqualify donors who have received pituitary-derived growth hormone.
▪ In person, however, they have matured about as much as a sperm in a deep frozen sperm bank.
▪ Still, there was always food here at the blood bank as well as plenty of sweetened fluids to quickly restore energy.
▪ The chief donors to sperm banks were medical students.
▪ The World Around Us Fascinating topics for young learners ranging from blood banks to deserts.
new blood
▪ After its membership halved in the past year, leaving mainly diehard right-wingers behind, the party now desperately needs new blood.
▪ Every election brings a supply of new blood to the legislature.
▪ They seem to be expecting everyone over 50 to step aside and make way for new blood.
▪ After that, a simple change to a new blood pressure medication solved the problem for good.
▪ If the underlying cause persists, however, then a suffocating blanket of activated lymphocytes surrounds every new blood vessel.
▪ It got some new blood in here.
▪ The new blood testing exercise will cost up to five thousand pounds.
▪ The system has resulted in new blood coming into the television industry.
▪ The Treasury, where two ministers were election casualties, receives an infusion of new blood.
▪ Then our heart rate climbs, steadily, until our ears are gulping on the new blood.
▪ They give you new blood plasma.
pool of water/blood/light etc
▪ A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.
▪ A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.
▪ After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.
▪ His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.
▪ She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.
▪ The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.
▪ Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.
▪ There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.
spout of water/blood etc
▪ They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.
your own flesh and blood
▪ He raised those kids like they were his own flesh and blood.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ For I am writing this on Saturday evening, and already I have been blooded.
▪ He has had a feverish complaint and has been blooded.
▪ In which case it also seems a small price to pay for the next generation of senior managers to be blooded.
▪ It was too long to go without being blooded.
▪ Look how he blooded Speed and Batty ... he didnt chuck them in and hope for the best.
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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 (disambiguation)

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.

Blood

Blood is a body fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

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 (journal)

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 (band)

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.

Blood (automobile)

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 (surname)

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)

Blood is the third studio album by American progressive rock band OSI, released by InsideOut Music on April 27, 2009 in Europe and May 19, 2009 in North America.

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 (EP)

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 \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.]

  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.

    1. A blood relation, esp. a child.

    2. 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.

Blood

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.

Wiktionary

blood

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.

WordNet

blood

  1. 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"

  2. 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, stemma, stock]

  3. the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the blood of his kinsmen" [syn: bloodshed, gore]

  4. temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"

  5. a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake, profligate, rip, roue]

  6. people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization"

blood

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

blood

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.

blood

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.