Associations to the word «Blood»

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BLOOD, noun. 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 arteries and veins, is pumped by the heart and is usually generated in bone marrow.
BLOOD, noun. A family relationship due to birth, such as that between siblings; contrasted with relationships due to marriage or adoption. (See blood relative, blood relation, by blood.)
BLOOD, noun. (medicine) (countable) A blood test or blood sample.
BLOOD, noun. The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.
BLOOD, noun. (obsolete) The juice of anything, especially if red.
BLOOD, noun. (obsolete) Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions.
BLOOD, noun. (obsolete) A lively, showy man; a rake.
BLOOD, noun. Alternative letter-case form of Blood (member of a certain gang).
BLOOD, verb. To cause something to be covered with blood; to bloody.
BLOOD, verb. (medicine) (historical) To let blood (from); to bleed.
BLOOD, verb. To initiate into warfare or a blood sport.
BLOOD, noun. A member of the Los Angeles gang The Bloods.
BLOOD ACCUSATION, noun. Blood libel
BLOOD ACCUSATIONS, noun. Plural of blood accusation
BLOOD AND GUTS, noun. (idiomatic) gore; gruesome images.
BLOOD AND OUNS, noun. (archaic) (dialectal) The blood and wounds of Christ on the cross.
BLOOD AND OUNS, interjection. (archaic) (dialectal) (mildly blasphemous) Expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
BLOOD AND THUNDER, adjective. Both melodramatically violent and aggressive.
BLOOD AND THUNDER, interjection. Exclamation of shock or frustration.
BLOOD AND TOMMY, interjection. (UK) (slang) (mildly blasphemous) expression of surprise, contempt, outrage, disgust, boredom, frustration.
BLOOD ATONEMENT, noun. A controversial Mormon doctrine that taught that murder is so heinous that the atonement of Jesus Christ does not apply, and the perpetrator must instead have their blood shed upon the ground as a sacrificial offering.
BLOOD BANK, noun. (medicine) a place where human blood or blood plasma is typed and stored for use in transfusions
BLOOD BANK, noun. (medicine) the range of such blood products stored
BLOOD BANKS, noun. Plural of blood bank
BLOOD BAPTISM, noun. (religion) (historical) The martyrdom of those who had not been baptized. They were considered to have been baptized in blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for literal baptism.
BLOOD BATH, noun. Alternative spelling of bloodbath
BLOOD BATHS, noun. Plural of blood bath
BLOOD BIN, noun. (rugby) A temporary substitution for a visibly-bleeding player who must leave the field of play for first-aid treatment.
BLOOD BINS, noun. Plural of blood bin
BLOOD BLISTER, noun. A blister filled with blood, usually caused by a sharp pinch to the skin.
BLOOD BLISTERS, noun. Plural of blood blister
BLOOD BROTHER, noun. A brother by birth.
BLOOD BROTHER, noun. Someone bound to another person in commitment and friendship by a ceremonial mingling of blood.
BLOOD BROTHERS, noun. Plural of blood brother
BLOOD CANCER, noun. A form of cancer that attacks blood, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.
BLOOD CELL, noun. (hematology) (cytology) Any of the cells found in blood that is erythrocytes and leukocytes, and sometimes including platelets.
BLOOD CELLS, noun. Plural of blood cell
BLOOD CHIT, noun. A notice carried by military personnel, addressed to any civilians who may come across them when they are in trouble, requesting that assistance be offered to them in such situations.
BLOOD CLAM, noun. Blood cockle
BLOOD CLAMS, noun. Plural of blood clam
BLOOD CLOT, noun. A mass of coagulated red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets in a network of fibrin; a thrombus.
BLOOD CLOTS, noun. Plural of blood clot
BLOOD COCKLE, noun. Anadara granosa (or Tegillarca granosa), an edible species of ark clam.
BLOOD COCKLES, noun. Plural of blood cockle
BLOOD CORPUSCLE, noun. (hematology) (cytology) A blood cell.
BLOOD CORPUSCLES, noun. Plural of blood corpuscle
BLOOD COUNT, noun. (medicine) A test that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.
BLOOD DIAMOND, noun. A diamond that has been mined in a war zone and sold in order to finance the conflict.
BLOOD DIAMONDS, noun. Plural of blood diamond
BLOOD DONOR, noun. A person who donates blood for use in transfusion.
BLOOD DONORS, noun. Plural of blood donor
BLOOD DRIVE, noun. An activity, usually charitable, in which persons are requested to donate blood, either to maintain a general supply or in response to a specific shortage or emergency.
BLOOD DRIVES, noun. Plural of blood drive
BLOOD EAGLE, noun. A method of Viking ritual execution, in which the ribs are opened, and the lungs pulled out and arranged to resemble wings.
BLOOD EAGLES, noun. Plural of blood eagle
BLOOD FEUD, noun. A feud between clans or families; vendetta
BLOOD FLOW, noun. The continuous circulation of blood in the cardiovascular system.
BLOOD FROM A STONE, noun. Something that cannot be obtained, regardless of how much force or persuasion is used.
BLOOD FROM A TURNIP, noun. Alternative form of blood from a stone
BLOOD GROUP, noun. A blood type
BLOOD GROUPS, noun. Plural of blood group
BLOOD HORSE, noun. A horse whose blood or lineage is derived from the purest and most highly prized stock.
BLOOD IN THE WATER, noun. (idiomatic) In a competitive situation, the exhibition of apparent weakness or vulnerability by one party, especially when this leads to a feeling of vulnerability or greater pressure to perform on the part of the weak party, and/or enhanced expectation of victory by the other(s).
BLOOD IN THE WATER, proper noun. Alternative spelling of Blood in the Water
BLOOD IN THE WATER, proper noun. A particularly violent water polo match between the USSR and Hungary, played at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Olympics contemporaneously with the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Images of a Hungarian player leaving the pool with a bleeding head wound led to exaggerated reports of blood in the water.
BLOOD KNOT, noun. A type of bend knot used to join nylon lines and cords, for its ability to maintain line strength and its non-slip quality.
BLOOD KNOTS, noun. Plural of blood knot
BLOOD LIBEL, noun. The false, anti-Semitic accusation that Jews abduct and murder non-Jewish children to use their blood for their religious rituals and holidays.
BLOOD LIBEL, noun. (by extension) Any false or purportedly false accusation of murder of a non-Jew by a Jewish person or organization.
BLOOD LIBEL, noun. (by extension) Any false or purportedly false accusation of guilt, especially of guilt in mass murder or homicide.
BLOOD LIBEL, noun. More generally, any canard or virulent lie about someone.
BLOOD LIBELS, noun. Plural of blood libel
BLOOD LUST, noun. Alternative spelling of bloodlust
BLOOD MONEY, noun. Money obtained at the cost of another's life.
BLOOD MONEY, noun. Money paid (as by a killer or the killer's clan) to the family of a person who has been killed.
BLOOD MOON, noun. (idiomatic) (astronomy) The moon as it appears during a total lunar eclipse.
BLOOD ORANGE, noun. A type of orange (Citrus sinensis) notable for its dark, crimson red flesh.
BLOOD ORANGES, noun. Plural of blood orange
BLOOD PLASMA, noun. (hematology) The clear fluid portion of blood in which the red blood cells, white blood cells and platelets are suspended; forms serum upon clotting.
BLOOD POISONING, noun. (pathology) The presence in the bloodstream of microorganisms or their toxins in sufficient quantity to cause serious illness; sepsis or septicemia.
BLOOD POISONINGS, noun. Plural of blood poisoning
BLOOD PRESSURE, noun. The pressure exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries and veins; it varies during the heartbeat cycle, and according to a person's age, health and physical condition.
BLOOD PRESSURE, noun. The measurement of a person's blood pressure, expressed as systolic blood pressure and diastolic blood pressure readings.
BLOOD PRESSURES, noun. Plural of blood pressure
BLOOD PUDDING, noun. Blood sausage
BLOOD PUDDINGS, noun. Plural of blood pudding
BLOOD RED, noun. A deep vivid red colour.
BLOOD RED, adjective. Of a deep vivid red colour.
BLOOD REDS, noun. Plural of blood red
BLOOD RELATION, noun. A relation through birth, as opposed to marriage.
BLOOD RELATIONS, noun. Plural of blood relation
BLOOD RELATIVE, noun. A person who is related to another through a common ancestor, and not merely by marriage or adoption.
BLOOD RELATIVES, noun. Plural of blood relative
BLOOD REPLACEMENT, noun. (rugby) A temporary substitution for an visibly-bleeding player who must leave the field of play for first-aid treatment.
BLOOD REPLACEMENTS, noun. Plural of blood replacement
BLOOD ROYAL, noun. A member of a Royal House or dynasty who has at least one parent who was born into that particular house or bloodline.
BLOOD RULE, noun. (sports) A rule requiring that a player receive medical attention before continuing to play if he is bleeding or there is blood on him or his clothes.
BLOOD RULES, noun. Plural of blood rule
BLOOD SAMPLE, noun. A sample of blood.
BLOOD SAMPLES, noun. Plural of blood sample
BLOOD SAUSAGE, noun. A cooked sausage made out of meat (most often pork), blood and various other regional ingredients
BLOOD SAUSAGES, noun. Plural of blood sausage
BLOOD SERUM, noun. (medicine) The clear fluid obtained from whole blood by removing blood cells, platelets and fibrinogen; it is blood plasma without the fibrinogen.
BLOOD SERUMS, noun. Plural of blood serum
BLOOD SISTER, noun. A sister by birth.
BLOOD SISTER, noun. A female bound to another one in commitment and friendship by a ceremonial mingling of blood.
BLOOD SPORT, noun. A sport involving the killing or the shedding of blood of animals.
BLOOD SPORTS, noun. Plural of blood sport
BLOOD SUB, noun. (rugby) A blood substitution.
BLOOD SUBS, noun. Plural of blood sub
BLOOD SUBSTITUTION, noun. (rugby) A temporary substitution for an visibly-bleeding player who must leave the field of play for first-aid treatment.
BLOOD SUBSTITUTIONS, noun. Plural of blood substitution
BLOOD SUGAR, noun. (medicine) glucose in the blood.
BLOOD SUGAR, noun. (medicine) the amount of glucose in a person's blood.
BLOOD SUPPLY, noun. Donated blood which is stored in a blood bank.
BLOOD SUPPLY, noun. The volume of blood flowing to part of the body over a particular time period.
BLOOD SWEAT, noun. (informal) A reddish secretion on the skin of a hippopotamus, believed to protect its skin from harsh sun.
BLOOD TAX, noun. A tax paid by bloodshed; especially, a derogatory term for military conscription.
BLOOD TEST, noun. A serologic analysis of a sample of blood; a test in which blood is removed from a subject and analyzed to determine the presence or levels of any of a variety of substances which indicate whether the subject has health problems.
BLOOD TEST, noun. An analysis of blood performed on two subjects to determine whether they are biologically related, such as a paternity test.
BLOOD TESTS, noun. Plural of blood test
BLOOD TRANSFUSION, noun. (medicine) The taking of blood from one individual and inserting it or blood-based products into the circulatory system of another.
BLOOD TRANSFUSIONS, noun. Plural of blood transfusion
BLOOD TYPE, noun. A classification of blood that is based on the presence or absence of antigens in the red blood cells of an individual. For the purposes of blood transfusion three antigens referred to as "A", "B" and "RhD" (out of a total of 29) are the most important. Based on their presence the human blood can be classified to A, AB, B, and O blood types which are further divided to Rh positive or negative.
BLOOD TYPES, noun. Plural of blood type
BLOOD VESSEL, noun. (anatomy) A component of the circulatory system, such as an artery, capillary, or vein, that carries blood.
BLOOD VESSELS, noun. Plural of blood vessel
BLOOD WINGS, noun. Red wings.
BLOOD WORK, noun. Alternative spelling of bloodwork
BLOOD WORM, noun. The larva of a chironomid (family Chironomidae).
BLOOD WORM, noun. Any member of the genus Glycera.
BLOOD WORM, noun. Alternative name for the blackworm (Lumbriculus variegatus).
BLOOD WORM, noun. The roundworm Strongylus vulgaris, a common parasite of horses.
BLOOD WORM, noun. The parasitic roundworm Angiostrongylus cantonensis.
BLOOD WORMS, noun. Plural of blood worm

Dictionary definition

BLOOD, noun. The fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets; "blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products"; "the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions".
BLOOD, noun. Temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood".
BLOOD, noun. A dissolute man in fashionable society.
BLOOD, noun. The descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has been warriors".
BLOOD, noun. People viewed as members of a group; "we need more young blood in this organization".
BLOOD, verb. Smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill.

Wise words

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Friedrich Nietzsche