Meaning of “blood” in the English Dictionary

"blood" in British English

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bloodnoun [ U ]

uk /blʌd/ us /blʌd/

blood noun [ U ] (LIQUID)

A2 the red liquid that is sent around the body by the heart, and carries oxygen and important substances to organs and tissue, and removes waste products:

He lost a lot of blood in the accident.
give/donate blood

to allow a trained person to take some blood from your body so that it can be stored and is ready to be given to people who have lost a lot of blood in an accident or operation

More examples

  • The teacher drew a diagram showing how the blood flows through the heart.
  • The appeal for people to donate blood was very successful.
  • She lost a lot of blood in the accident.
  • The police found traces of blood on his jacket.
  • The sight of so much blood made him shudder.

bloodverb [ T ]

uk /blʌd/ us /blʌd/

(Definition of “blood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"blood" in American English

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bloodnoun [ U ]

us /blʌd/

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.

bloodadjective [ not gradable ]

us /blʌd/

blood adjective [ not gradable ] (RELATED)

related by birth:

blood relatives
a blood brother

(Definition of “blood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)