Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “blood”

See all translations

blood

noun [U]  /blʌd/ us  

blood noun [U] (LIQUID)

the red liquid that is sent around the body by the heart and that is necessary for life: He lost a lot of blood in the accident.

blood noun [U] (RELATIONSHIP)

a person’s relationship to a family or a nation by birth rather than by marriage: They are related by blood. She has Russian blood in her veins.

blood

adjective [not gradable]  /blʌd/ us  

blood adjective [not gradable] (RELATED)

related by birth: blood relatives a blood brother
Translations of “blood”
in Korean 피…
in Arabic دَمّ…
in French sang…
in Turkish kan, kan bağı…
in Italian sangue…
in Chinese (Traditional) 液體, 血,血液…
in Russian кровь…
in Polish krew…
in Spanish sangre…
in Portuguese sangue…
in German das Blut, die Abstammung…
in Catalan sang…
in Japanese 血, 血液…
in Chinese (Simplified) 液体, 血,血液…
(Definition of blood from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of blood?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “blood” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

illusion

an idea or belief that is not true

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More