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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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