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Definition 1: temperament or disposition - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where blood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a person of hot blood

(blood is a kind of ...) your usual mood

"he has a happy disposition"

Definition 2: the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets - [noun denoting body]

Samples where blood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(blood is a kind of ...) the liquid parts of the body

(... is a kind of blood ) a semisolid mass of coagulated red and white blood cells

(... is a kind of blood ) flow of blood from the uterus; occurs at roughly monthly intervals during a woman's reproductive years

(... is a kind of blood ) blood obtained from the umbilical cord at birth

(... is a kind of blood ) blood that has not been modified except for the addition of an anticoagulant

"whole blood is normally used in blood transfusions"

(... is a kind of blood ) the blood flowing through the circulatory system

(... is a kind of blood ) the blood considered as the seat of vitality

(... is a kind of blood ) coagulated blood from a wound

(... is a kind of blood ) human blood cells (usually just the red blood cells) that have the same antigens

(... is a kind of blood ) blood found in arteries

"except for the pulmonary artery the arterial blood is rich in oxygen"

(... is a kind of blood ) blood found in the veins

"except in the pulmonary vein venous blood is rich in carbon dioxide and poor in oxygen"

(blood is a part of ...) either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets

(blood is made of the substance ...) an amber, watery fluid, rich in proteins, that separates out when blood coagulates

(blood belongs to category ...) animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium

Definition 3: the descendants of one individual - [noun denoting group]

Samples where blood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his entire lineage has been warriors

Synonyms for blood in the sense of this definition

(blood is a kind of ...) successive generations of kin

(... is a kind of blood ) people descended from a common ancestor

"his family has lived in Massachusetts since the Mayflower"

(... is a kind of blood ) a family line of descent

"he gets his brains from his father's side"

Definition 4: people viewed as members of a group - [noun denoting group]

Samples where blood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we need more young blood in this organization

(blood is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 5: a dissolute man in fashionable society - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for blood in the sense of this definition

(blood is a kind of ...) a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained

Definition 6: smear with blood, as in a hunting initiation rite, where the face of a person is smeared with the blood of the kill - [verb of contact]

(blood is a kind of ...) cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it

"smear the wall with paint" "daub the ceiling with plaster"

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