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BLOOD

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun blood:

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Definition of BLOOD

What does BLOOD mean?

noun

Blood is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

  1. the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
  2. temperament or disposition
  3. a dissolute man in fashionable society
  4. the descendants of one individual
  5. people viewed as members of a group
    • example: we need more young blood in this organization
    • more generic word: people = any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

verb

  1. smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill
    • more generic words: daub / smear = cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

Alternative definition

noun

  1. 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.
  2. 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.)
  3. [context: medicine, countable] A blood test or blood sample.
  4. The sap or juice which flows in or from plants.

noun

  1. A member of the LA gang The Bloods.

Phrases with BLOOD

  1. Blood Ark
  2. Blood Bin
  3. blood cup
  4. Blood Red
  5. Blood Sub
  6. Blood Tax
  7. blood-red
  8. blood agar
  9. blood bank
  10. blood bath
  11. blood cell
  12. blood clam
  13. blood clot
  14. blood cyst
  15. blood feud
  16. blood heat
  17. Blood Iris
  18. blood knot
  19. blood lily
  20. bad blood

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Food

Blood is a specialized bodily fluid in animals that delivers necessary substances such as nutrients and oxygen to the cells and transports metabolic waste products away from those same cells.

There are other foods with BLOOD in their name, like Blood Orange.

Films

  1. Blood a.k.a. Blood+, pronounced as "Blood Plus", is an anime series produced by Production I.G and Aniplex and directed by Junichi Fujisaku. The series premiered in Japan on Sony's anime satellite channel, Animax, as well as on terrestrial networks such as MBS, TBS, and RKB on October 8, 2005. The final episode aired on September 23, 2006. Blood+ is licensed for international distribution in several regions through Sony Pictures' international arm, Sony Pictures Television International.
  2. "Blood" is a 2012 thriller film written by Bill Gallagher and directed by Nick Murphy.
  3. "Blood" is a 2009 Japanese supernatural action film directed by Ten Shimoyama.
  4. "Blood": Sangre is a 2005 Mexican drama film directed by Amat Escalante. It was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
  5. "Blood" is a 2000 horror film, starring Adrian Rawlins. Its director and writer, Charly Cantor, won a Jury Award for the film in 2000. Its plot concerns a doctor who engineered a woman with narcotic blood encounters his creation 20 years later and falls in love...
  6. "Blood" is a short film, directed by Jim Trainor.
  7. "Blood" is a Bengali Movie was released in 2008. Directed by Anasuya Samanta, the movie featured Debesh Raychowdhury, Anasuya Samanta, Manojit, Sutanuka, Mita Chatterjee, Sameer Mukherjee, Manjula Polle and Bhaswar Chatterjee.
  8. "Blood" is an award-nominated film, written by Jerry Ciccoritti.

Music

  1. "Blood" is the fourth studio album by the American band In This Moment. The album was released by...
    • also known as Blood (Re-Issue + Bonus)
    • genre: Industrial metal
    • released on
  2. "Blood" is an album released in 1991 by Ivo Watts-Russell's supergroup, This Mortal Coil. The double album was the final LP in the project's history, although Ivo would use 2 TMC performers on his next project, The Hope Blister, in 1998. "You and Your Sister" was a #13 hit in The Netherlands and spent seven weeks in the Dutch Top 40.
  3. "Blood" is the third studio album by American progressive rock band OSI, released by InsideOut Music on April 27, 2009 in Europe and May 19, 2009 in North America.
  4. "Blood" is a song by British post-punk revival band Editors and is featured on their 2005 debut album, The Back Room. It was released 11 July 2005 as the third single from the album (see 2005 in British music). It was re-released 19 June 2006 also. It was in very limited release with the CD limited to 5000 copies whilst the 10" single was deleted on day of release and was only available through pre-ordering. Over the two formats it contained 2 cover songs (originally by Talking Heads and R.E.M.) and 2 remixes of the album track Camera by Jason Spaceman and Paul Oakenfold.
  5. "Blood" is a 2001 album by The Microphones. It was hand-made, and limited to 300 original copies. Included on the album were recordings and alternate versions of songs later found on The Glow Pt. 2, in addition to sound collages, field recordings and other miscellany. Also included was a cover of Björk's All Is Full of Love.
  6. "Blood" a.k.a. "Blood: Franz Ferdinand": Blood: Franz Ferdinand is a compilation album of dub music versions of songs from Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, the third studio album from Scottish band Franz Ferdinand. It was released in June 2009 through Domino Records. In addition, a limited edition vinyl version of 500 copies were sent to independent record stores in the United States to coincide with Record Store Day.

Game

"Blood" is a PC game developed by 3D Realms and Monolith Productions and distributed by GT Interactive. Development was underway at 3D Realms in parallel with a number of other well-known titles. Following the success of Duke Nukem 3D, development progress was made public starting in June 1996 with weekly updates on their website. It was originally scheduled for release in early 1997. On January 22, 1997, a press release announced that all rights had been sold to Monolith so that 3D Realms could focus efforts on Shadow Warrior, another Build engine game slated for release the same year. Released on May 31, 1997, Blood utilized an enhanced version of the Build engine from Ken Silverman which featured the addition of voxels. The game falls in the first-person shooter category, and has an arsenal of bizarre and nefarious weapons, numerous enemies and liberal amounts of gore.

Person

Blood a.k.a. Nick Blood is a British actor. He played the role of Kieran in the Sky 1 serial comedy Trollied.

There are other people with BLOOD in their name, like Bad Blood, Blood Raw, blood-raw, Erik Blood, John Blood, Bliss Blood, Bobby Blood, David Blood, James Blood and many others.

Groups

  1. Blood is a Japanese band that has been active from 2002 to 2009, returning in 2011. Blood's aim is to create music that expresses the meaning of human emotion that breaks the musical frame. They are closely associated with visual kei, but the band refers to themselves as a "gothic band".
  2. Blood ist eine Grindcore-Band aus Speyer. Blood sind nach Napalm Death zusammen mit Extreme...
    • albums: "Mental Conflicts", "Impulse to Destroy", "Gas · Flames · Bones", "Christbait", "Dysangelium", "Depraved Goddess", "O Agios Pethane", "Limited Edition / Party's Over", "Salvation... to the Dead / Antefatto", "Blood / Schwarze Magie"
    • official website: www.bloood.de
  3. Blood is a Spanish industrial metal band from Alicante, Spain, that was formed in 1999 and still continues today. There have been some remixes of their songs done by other industrial metal artists, including Turmion Kätilöt.

There are other groups with BLOOD in their name, like Dog Blood, Hot Blood, Am I Blood, Blood Axis, Blood-Type, Cold Blood, Free Blood, Give Blood, Holy Blood, Black Blood, Blood Eagle, Blood Feast, Blood Freak, blood royal, blood sugar, First Blood, Blood Circus, Blood Duster, Blood Simple.

Miscellanea

Blood is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by the American Society of Hematology. Founded by William Dameshek in 1946, the journal changed from semimonthly to weekly publication at the start of 2009. The journal publishes clinical and basic scientific research in all areas of hematology.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for BLOOD

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Google previewGender in Amazonia and Melanesia (2001)

An Exploration of the Comparative Method by Thomas Gregor, Donald F. Tuzin

For Yanomami, blood is the fundamental vector of biological becoming,a key element in processes of growth and decay, health and illness, maturation and aging (Albert 1985, 607–608). Blood also is a privileged symbolic element in the  ...

Google previewFrom Stone to Living Word (2008)

Letting the Bible Live Again by Debbie Blue

Blood is the fluid of life, transporting oxygen from the lungs to body tissue and carbon dioxide from body tissue to the lungs,” says the Franklin Institute. “Blood is the fluid of growth, transporting nourishment from digestion and hormones from ...

Google previewThe Harvard encyclopedia (1890)

a dictionary of language arts, sciences, and general literature

BLOOD. BLOOD, n. MM [AS. blod; Dut. bloed; Ger. blut, blood — as connected with Dut. bloedsel; OE. blooth; Ger. UUthe, a blossom, a flower, from their generally bright color: Ger. bluhen, to glow — lit., a fluid of a bright glowing color]: the red ...

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Quotes about BLOOD

The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof. (Richard Bach)
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Scrabble value of B3L1O1O1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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