Associations to the word «Bloodshed»


BLOODSHED, noun. The shedding or spilling of blood.
BLOODSHED, noun. A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.
BLOODSHED, noun. (obsolete) The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
BLOODSHED, noun. (obsolete) A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

Dictionary definition

BLOODSHED, noun. The shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen".
BLOODSHED, noun. Indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered".

Wise words

One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose.