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English noun: blood

1. blood (body) the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets


SamplesBlood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products.
The ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions.


Broader (hypernym)bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour, liquid body substance


Narrower (hyponym)arterial blood, blood clot, blood group, blood stream, blood type, bloodstream, cord blood, gore, grume, lifeblood, menorrhea, menstrual blood, menstrual flow, venous blood, whole blood


Part holonymblood cell, blood corpuscle, corpuscle


Substance holonymblood serum, serum


Domain categorycraniate, vertebrate

2. blood (attribute) temperament or disposition


SamplesA person of hot blood.


Broader (hypernym)disposition, temperament

3. blood (person) a dissolute man in fashionable society


Synonymsprofligate, rake, rakehell, rip, roue


Broader (hypernym)debauchee, libertine, rounder

4. blood (group) the descendants of one individual


SamplesHis entire lineage has been warriors.


Synonymsancestry, blood line, bloodline, descent, line, line of descent, lineage, origin, parentage, pedigree, stemma, stock


Broader (hypernym)family tree, genealogy


Narrower (hyponym)family, family line, folk, kinfolk, kinsfolk, phratry, sept, side

5. blood (group) people viewed as members of a group


SamplesWe need more young blood in this organization.


Broader (hypernym)people


English verb: blood

1. blood (contact) smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)daub, smear









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