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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
blood (noun)
1.
a) (1) the fluid that circulates in the heart, arteries, capillaries, and veins of a vertebrate animal carrying nourishment and oxygen to and bringing away waste products from all parts of the body
(2) a comparable fluid of an invertebrate
b) a fluid resembling blood
2.
the shedding of blood , also the taking of life
3.
a) - lifeblood , broadly - life
b) human stock or lineage , especially royal lineage - a prince of the blood
c) relationship by descent from a common ancestor - kinship
d) persons related through common descent - kindred
e) (1) honorable or high birth or descent
(2) descent from parents of recognized breed or pedigree
4.
a) blood regarded as the seat of the emotions - temper
b) obsolete - lust
c) a showy foppish man - rake
5.
members of a team, staff, or organization - personnel a company in need of new blood
6.
a black American male - used especially among blacks
blood (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to stain or wet with blood
2.
archaic - bleed
3.
to expose (a hunting dog) to sight, scent, or taste of the blood of its prey
4.
to give experience to - troops blooded in battle
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
blood (noun)
1.
a group of persons who come from the same ancestor
SYNONIMS:
blood, clan, folks, house, kin, kindred, kinfolk ( kinfolks), kinsfolk, line, lineage, people, race, stock, tribe
RELATED WORDS:
blended family, nuclear family; extended family, household, kith; brood; descendant ( descendent), issue, offspring, progeny, scion, seed; clansman, kinsman, kinswoman, relative; dynasty
NEAR ANTONYMS:
ancestry, birth, descent, extraction, origin, pedigree
blood (noun)
2.
the line of ancestors from whom a person is descended
SYNONIMS:
birth, blood, bloodline, breeding, descent, extraction, family tree, genealogy, line, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stock, strain
RELATED WORDS:
heredity, succession; family, house; kin, kindred, relations, relatives; race
NEAR ANTONYMS:
offspring; child, heir, inheritor, son, successor
issue, posterity, progeny, seed
blood (noun)
3.
the seat of one's deepest thoughts and emotions
SYNONIMS:
belly, blood, bone(s), bosom, breast, gut, heart, heartstrings, inner space, inside, quick, soul
RELATED WORDS:
conscience, mind
blood (noun)
4.
the intentional and unlawful taking of another person's life
SYNONIMS:
blood, foul play, murder, rubout, slaying
RELATED WORDS:
chance-medley, killing, manslaughter; bloodshed, butchery, carnage, decimation, destruction, massacre, slaughter; assassination, execution, hit; euthanasia, mercy killing; filicide, fratricide, matricide, parricide, patricide, regicide, uxoricide
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