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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blood \Blood\ (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin
     to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel.
     bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E.
     blow to bloom. See Blow to bloom.]
     1. The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular
        system of animals, carrying nourishment to all parts of
        the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted.
        See under Arterial.
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     Note: The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing
           minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the
           invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless,
           and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all
           vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some
           colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red and
           give the blood its uniformly red color. See
           Corpuscle, Plasma.
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     2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor;
        consanguinity; kinship.
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              To share the blood of Saxon royalty.  --Sir W.
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              A friend of our own blood.            --Waller.
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     Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent.
     Whole blood, relationship through both father and mother.
        In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole
        blood. --Bouvier. --Peters.
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     3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest
        royal lineage.
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              Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam. --Shak.
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              I am a gentleman of blood and breeding. --Shak.
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     4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed;
        excellence or purity of breed.
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     Note: In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one
           half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or
           warm blood, is the same as blood.
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     5. The fleshy nature of man.
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              Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood. --Shak.
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     6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder;
        manslaughter; destruction.
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              So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
              Till blood for blood atones.          --Hood.
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     7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
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              He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
              Was timed with dying cries.           --Shak.
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     8. Temper of mind; disposition; state of the passions; -- as
        if the blood were the seat of emotions.
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              When you perceive his blood inclined to mirth.
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     Note: Often, in this sense, accompanied with bad, cold, warm,
           or other qualifying word. Thus, to commit an act in
           cold blood, is to do it deliberately, and without
           sudden passion; to do it in bad blood, is to do it in
           anger. Warm blood denotes a temper inflamed or
           irritated. To warm or heat the blood is to excite the
           passions. Qualified by up, excited feeling or passion
           is signified; as, my blood was up.
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     9. A man of fire or spirit; a fiery spark; a gay, showy man;
        a rake.
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              Seest thou not . . . how giddily 'a turns about all
              the hot bloods between fourteen and five and thirty?
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              It was the morning costume of a dandy or blood.
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     10. The juice of anything, especially if red.
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               He washed . . . his clothes in the blood of grapes.
                                                    --Gen. xiix.
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     Note: Blood is often used as an adjective, and as the first
           part of self-explaining compound words; as,
           blood-bespotted, blood-bought, blood-curdling,
           blood-dyed, blood-red, blood-spilling, blood-stained,
           blood-warm, blood-won.
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     Blood baptism (Eccl. Hist.), the martyrdom of those who had
        not been baptized. They were considered as baptized in
        blood, and this was regarded as a full substitute for
        literal baptism.
     Blood blister, a blister or bleb containing blood or bloody
        serum, usually caused by an injury.
     Blood brother, brother by blood or birth.
     Blood clam (Zool.), a bivalve mollusk of the genus Arca and
        allied genera, esp. Argina pexata of the American coast.
        So named from the color of its flesh.
     Blood corpuscle. See Corpuscle.
     Blood crystal (Physiol.), one of the crystals formed by the
        separation in a crystalline form of the h[ae]moglobin of
        the red blood corpuscles; h[ae]matocrystallin. All blood
        does not yield blood crystals.
     Blood heat, heat equal to the temperature of human blood,
        or about 981/2 [deg] Fahr.
     Blood horse, a horse whose blood or lineage is derived from
        the purest and most highly prized origin or stock.
     Blood money. See in the Vocabulary.
     Blood orange, an orange with dark red pulp.
     Blood poisoning (Med.), a morbid state of the blood caused
        by the introduction of poisonous or infective matters from
        without, or the absorption or retention of such as are
        produced in the body itself; tox[ae]mia.
     Blood pudding, a pudding made of blood and other materials.
     Blood relation, one connected by blood or descent.
     Blood spavin. See under Spavin.
     Blood vessel. See in the Vocabulary.
     Blue blood, the blood of noble or aristocratic families,
        which, according to a Spanish prover, has in it a tinge of
        blue; -- hence, a member of an old and aristocratic
     Flesh and blood.
         (a) A blood relation, esp. a child.
         (b) Human nature.
     In blood (Hunting), in a state of perfect health and vigor.
     To let blood. See under Let.
     Prince of the blood, the son of a sovereign, or the issue
        of a royal family. The sons, brothers, and uncles of the
        sovereign are styled princes of the blood royal; and the
        daughters, sisters, and aunts are princesses of the blood
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Blood \Blood\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blooded; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To bleed. [Obs.] --Cowper.
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     2. To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic]
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              Reach out their spears afar,
              And blood their points.               --Dryden.
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     3. To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of
        blood, as in hunting or war.
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              It was most important too that his troops should be
              blooded.                              --Macaulay.
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     4. To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.]
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              The auxiliary forces of the French and English were
              much blooded one against another.     --Bacon.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: 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"
      2: temperament or disposition; "a person of hot blood"
      3: a dissolute man in fashionable society [syn: rake,
         rakehell, profligate, rip, blood, roue]
      4: the descendants of one individual; "his entire lineage has
         been warriors" [syn: lineage, line, line of descent,
         descent, bloodline, blood line, blood, pedigree,
         ancestry, origin, parentage, stemma, stock]
      5: people viewed as members of a group; "we need more young
         blood in this organization"
      v 1: smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where
           the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  396 Moby Thesaurus words for "blood":
     Beau Brummel, Christmas disease, Hand-Schuller-Christian disease,
     Letterer-Siwe syndrome, Rh factor, Rh-negative, Rh-positive,
     Rh-type, Rhesus factor, acute leukemia, affiliation, agnate,
     agnation, alliance, ancestry, anemia, angiohemophilia, anima,
     animal kingdom, animating force, antibody, antigen,
     aplastic anemia, apparentation, aristocracy, aristocraticalness,
     arterial blood, atman, bane, bathmism, beating heart, beau,
     beverage, biological clock, biorhythm, birth, blade, blood bank,
     blood cell, blood count, blood donor, blood donor center,
     blood group, blood grouping, blood picture, blood platelet,
     blood pressure, blood relation, blood relationship, blood relative,
     blood serum, blood substitute, bloodletting, bloodline,
     bloodmobile, bloodshed, bloodstream, blue blood, boulevardier,
     bracket, braining, branch, brand, breath, breath of life, breed,
     brood, brotherhood, brothership, buck, cast, caste, category,
     character, chronic leukemia, circulation, clan, clansman, claret,
     class, clinical dextran, clotheshorse, cognate, cognation,
     collateral, collateral relative, color, common ancestry,
     common descent, connection, connections, consanguinean,
     consanguinity, cousinhood, cousinship, coxcomb, cyclic neutropenia,
     dandy, dealing death, deme, denomination, derivation, descent,
     description, designation, destruction, destruction of life,
     dextran, direct line, dispatch, distaff side, distant relation,
     distinction, divine breath, divine spark, division, drink, dude,
     elan vital, enate, enation, erythrocyte, erythrocytosis,
     essence of life, estate, euthanasia, execution, exquisite,
     extermination, extraction, family, fashion plate, fatherhood,
     feather, female line, filiation, fine gentleman, flesh,
     flesh and blood, flow of blood, fluid, fluid extract,
     fluid mechanics, folk, folks, fop, force of life, form, foul play,
     fraternity, fribble, gallant, genre, gens, genteelness, genus,
     german, globulin, gore, grade, grain, group, grouping,
     growth force, grume, head, heading, heart, heartbeat, heartblood,
     hematics, hematologist, hematology, hematoscope, hematoscopy,
     hemocyte, hemoglobin, hemoglobinopathy, hemometer, hemophilia,
     hemophilia A, hemophilia B, homicide, honorable descent, house,
     humor, hydraulics, hydrogeology, hypochromic anemia, ichor, ilk,
     immolation, impulse of life, infectious granuloma,
     inspiriting force, iron deficiency anemia, isoantibody,
     jack-a-dandy, jackanapes, jiva, jivatma, juice, kidney, kill,
     killing, kin, kind, kindred, kinfolk, kinnery, kinsfolk, kinship,
     kinsman, kinsmen, kinswoman, kith and kin, label, lady-killer,
     lapidation, latex, leukemia, leukemic reticuloendotheliosis,
     leukocyte, level, life breath, life cycle, life essence,
     life force, life principle, life process, lifeblood, line,
     line of descent, lineage, liquid, liquid extract, liquor,
     living force, lot, lounge lizard, macaroni, macrocytic anemia,
     make, male line, man-about-town, manner, manslaughter, mark,
     martyrdom, martyrization, masher, maternity, matriclan,
     matrilineage, matriliny, matrisib, matrocliny, mercy killing, milk,
     mold, motherhood, multiple myeloma, myelogenous leukemia, nation,
     nature, near relation, neutropenia, neutrophil, next of kin,
     nobility, noble birth, nobleness, number, opsonin, order, origin,
     paternity, patriclan, patrilineage, patriliny, patrisib,
     patrocliny, pedigree, people, pernicious anemia, persuasion,
     phagocyte, phratry, phyle, phylum, pigeonhole, plant kingdom,
     plasma, plasma cell leukemia, plasma substitute, plasmacytoma,
     pneuma, poisoning, polycythemia, position, posterity, prana,
     predicament, propinquity, pseudoleukemia, puppy, purpura,
     purpura hemorrhagica, quality, race, rank, rating, red corpuscle,
     relation, relations, relationship, relatives, ritual killing,
     ritual murder, royalty, rubric, sacrifice, sap, seat of life,
     section, seed, semiliquid, sept, serum, set, shape, shooting, sib,
     sibling, sibship, sickle-cell anemia, side, sisterhood, sistership,
     slaughter, slaying, sort, soul, spark, spark of life, spear kin,
     spear side, species, spindle kin, spindle side, spirit, sport,
     stamp, station, status, stem, stirps, stock, stoning, strain,
     stratum, stripe, style, subdivision, subgroup, suborder,
     succession, swell, sword side, taking of life, thalassemia,
     the like of, the likes of, ties of blood, title, totem, tribe,
     tribesman, type, type O, uterine kin, variety, vascular hemophilia,
     venous blood, vis vitae, vis vitalis, vital energy, vital flame,
     vital fluid, vital force, vital principle, vital spark,
     vital spirit, water, whey, white corpuscle

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     (1.) As food, prohibited in Gen. 9:4, where the use of animal
     food is first allowed. Comp. Deut. 12:23; Lev. 3:17; 7:26;
     17:10-14. The injunction to abstain from blood is renewed in the
     decree of the council of Jerusalem (Acts 15:29). It has been
     held by some, and we think correctly, that this law of
     prohibition was only ceremonial and temporary; while others
     regard it as still binding on all. Blood was eaten by the
     Israelites after the battle of Gilboa (1 Sam. 14:32-34).
       (2.) The blood of sacrifices was caught by the priest in a
     basin, and then sprinkled seven times on the altar; that of the
     passover on the doorposts and lintels of the houses (Ex. 12;
     Lev. 4:5-7; 16:14-19). At the giving of the law (Ex. 24:8) the
     blood of the sacrifices was sprinkled on the people as well as
     on the altar, and thus the people were consecrated to God, or
     entered into covenant with him, hence the blood of the covenant
     (Matt. 26:28; Heb. 9:19, 20; 10:29; 13:20).
       (3.) Human blood. The murderer was to be punished (Gen. 9:5).
     The blood of the murdered "crieth for vengeance" (Gen. 4:10).
     The "avenger of blood" was the nearest relative of the murdered,
     and he was required to avenge his death (Num. 35:24, 27). No
     satisfaction could be made for the guilt of murder (Num. 35:31).
       (4.) Blood used metaphorically to denote race (Acts 17:26),
     and as a symbol of slaughter (Isa. 34:3). To "wash the feet in
     blood" means to gain a great victory (Ps. 58:10). Wine, from its
     red colour, is called "the blood of the grape" (Gen. 49:11).
     Blood and water issued from our Saviour's side when it was
     pierced by the Roman soldier (John 19:34). This has led
     pathologists to the conclusion that the proper cause of Christ's
     death was rupture of the heart. (Comp. Ps. 69:20.)

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  BLOOD, kindred. This word, in the law sense, is used to signify 
  relationship, stock, or family; as, of the blood of the ancestor. 1 Roper on 
  Leg. 103; 1 Supp. to Ves. jr. 365. In a more extended sense, it means 
  kindred generally. Bac. Max. Reg. 18. 
       2. Brothers and sisters are said to be of the whole blood, (q. v.) if 
  they have the same father and mother of the half blood, (q. v.) if they have 
  only one parent in common. 5 Whart. Rep. 477. 

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