Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
2. To stain, smear or wet, with blood. [Archaic]
Reach out their spears afar,
And blood their points.
3. To give (hounds or soldiers) a first taste or sight of blood, as in hunting or war.
It was most important too that his troops should be blooded.
4. To heat the blood of; to exasperate. [Obs.]
The auxiliary forces of the French and English were much blooded one against another.
Blood"bird` (), n. (Zoöl.) An Australian honeysucker (Myzomela sanguineolata); -- so called from the bright red color of the male bird.
Blood"-bol`tered (?), a. [Blood + Prov. E. bolter to mat in tufts. Cf. Balter.] Having the hair matted with clotted blood. [Obs. & R.]
The blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me.
Blood"ed, a. Having pure blood, or a large admixture or pure blood; of approved breed; of the best stock.
&hand; Used also in composition in phrases indicating a particular condition or quality of blood; as, cold-blooded; warm-blooded.
Blood"flow`er (?), n. [From the color of the flower.] (Bot.) A genus of bulbous plants, natives of Southern Africa, named Hæmanthus, of the Amaryllis family. The juice of H. toxicarius is used by the Hottentots to poison their arrows.
Blood"guilt`y (?), a. Guilty of murder or bloodshed. A bloodguilty life." Fairfax. -- Blood"guilt`i*ness (), n. -- Blood"guilt`less, a.
Blood"hound` (), n. A breed of large and powerful dogs, with long, smooth, and pendulous ears, and remarkable for acuteness of smell. It is employed to recover game or prey which has escaped wounded from a hunter, and for tracking criminals. Formerly it was used for pursuing runaway slaves. Other varieties of dog are often used for the same purpose and go by the same name. The Cuban bloodhound is said to be a variety of the mastiff.
Blood"i*ly (?), adv. In a bloody manner; cruelly; with a disposition to shed blood.
1. The state of being bloody.
2. Disposition to shed blood; bloodthirstiness.
All that bloodiness and savage cruelty which was in our nature.
Blood"less, a. [AS. bldleás.]
1. Destitute of blood, or apparently so; as, bloodless cheeks; lifeless; dead.
The bloodless carcass of my Hector sold.
2. Not attended with shedding of blood, or slaughter; as, a bloodless victory.
3. Without spirit or activity.
Thou bloodless remnant of that royal blood !
-- Blood"less*ly, adv. -- Blood"less*ness, n.
Blood"let` (), v. t. [AS. bldltan; bld blood + latan to let.] bleed; to let blood.
Blood"let`ter (?), n. One who, or that which, lets blood; a phlebotomist.
Blood"let`ting, n. (Med.) The act or process of letting blood or bleeding, as by opening a vein or artery, or by cupping or leeches; -- esp. applied to venesection.
Blood" mon`ey (?).
1. Money paid to the next of kin of a person who has been killed by another.
2. Money obtained as the price, or at the cost, of another's life; -- said of a reward for supporting a capital charge, of money obtained for betraying a fugitive or for committing murder, or of money obtained from the sale of that which will destroy the purchaser.
Blood"root` (), n. (Bot.) A plant (Sanguinaria Canadensis), with a red root and red sap, and bearing a pretty, white flower in early spring; -- called also puccoon, redroot, bloodwort, tetterwort, turmeric, and Indian paint. It has acrid emetic properties, and the rootstock is used as a stimulant expectorant. See Sanguinaria.
&hand; In England the name is given to the tormentil, once used as a remedy for dysentery.
Blood"shed` (), n. [Blood + shed] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.
Blood"shed`der (?), n. One who sheds blood; a manslayer; a murderer.
Blood"shed`ding (?), n. Bloodshed.
Blood"shot` (), a. [Blood + shot, p. p. of shoot to variegate.] Red and inflamed; suffused with blood, or having the vessels turgid with blood, as when the conjunctiva is inflamed or irritated.
His eyes were bloodshot, . . . and his hair disheveled.
Blood"-shot`ten (?), a. Bloodshot. [Obs.]
Blood"stick" (?), n. (Far.) A piece of hard wood loaded at one end with lead, and used to strike the fleam into the vein.
Blood"stone` (), n. (Min.) (a) A green siliceous stone sprinkled with red jasper, as if with blood; hence the name; -- called also heliotrope. (b) Hematite, an ore of iron yielding a blood red powder or streak."
Blood"stroke` (), n. [Cf. F. coup de sang.] Loss of sensation and motion from hemorrhage or congestion in the brain.
Blood"suck`er (?), n.
1. (Zoöl.) Any animal that sucks blood; esp., the leech (Hirudo medicinalis), and related species.
2. One who sheds blood; a cruel, bloodthirsty man; one guilty of bloodshed; a murderer. [Obs.]
3. A hard and exacting master, landlord, or money lender; an extortioner.
Blood"thirst`y (?), a. Eager to shed blood; cruel; sanguinary; murderous. -- Blood"thirst`i*ness (), n.
Blood"ulf (?), n. (Zoöl.) The European bullfinch.
Blood" ves`sel (?). (Anat.) Any vessel or canal in which blood circulates in an animal, as an artery or vein.
Blood"wite` (?), Blood"wit` (), n. [AS. blwīte; bld blood, + wīte wite, fine.] (Anc. Law) A fine or amercement paid as a composition for the shedding of blood; also, a riot wherein blood was spilled.
Blood"wood (?), n. (Bot.) A tree having the wood or the sap of the color of blood.
Norfolk Island bloodwood is a euphorbiaceous tree (Baloghia lucida), from which the sap is collected for use as a plant. Various other trees have the name, chiefly on account of the color of the wood, as Gordonia Hæmatoxylon of Jamaica, and several species of Australian Eucalyptus; also the true logwood ( Hæmatoxylon campechianum).
Blood"wort` (), n. (Bot.) A plant, Rumex sanguineus, or bloody-veined dock. The name is applied also to bloodroot (Sanguinaria Canadensis), and to an extensive order of plants (Hæmodoraceæ), the roots of many species of which contain a red coloring matter useful in dyeing.
Blood"y (?), a. [AS. bldig.]
1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.
2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.
3. Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.
Some bloody passion shakes your very frame.
4. Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle.
5. Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet. [Vulgar]
Blood"y, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloodied (); p. pr. & vb. n. Bloodying.] To stain with blood.
Blood"y*bones` (), n. A terrible bugbear.
Blood"y flux` (?). The dysentery, a disease in which the flux or discharge from the bowels has a mixture of blood.
Blood"y hand` ().
1. A hand stained with the blood of a deer, which, in the old forest laws of England, was sufficient evidence of a man's trespass in the forest against venison.
2. (Her.) A red hand, as in the arms of Ulster, which is now the distinguishing mark of a baronet of the United Kingdom.
Blood"y-mind"ed (?), a. Having a cruel, ferocious disposition; bloodthirsty.
Blood"y sweat` (). A sweat accompanied by a discharge of blood; a disease, called sweating sickness, formerly prevalent in England and other countries.
Bloom (?), n. [OE. blome, fr. Icel. blm, blmi; akin to Sw. blom, Goth. blma, OS. blmo, D. bloem, OHG. bluomo, bluoma, G. blume; fr. the same root as AS. blwan to blow, blossom. See Blow to bloom, and cf. Blossom.]
1. A blossom; the flower of a plant; an expanded bud; flowers, collectively.
The rich blooms of the tropics.
2. The opening of flowers in general; the state of blossoming or of having the flowers open; as, the cherry trees are in bloom. Sight of vernal bloom."
3. A state or time of beauty, freshness, and vigor; an opening to higher perfection, analogous to that of buds into blossoms; as, the bloom of youth.
Every successive mother has transmitted a fainter bloom, a more delicate and briefer beauty.
4. The delicate, powdery coating upon certain growing or newly-gathered fruits or leaves, as on grapes, plums, etc. Hence: Anything giving an appearance of attractive freshness; a flush; a glow.
A new, fresh, brilliant world, with all the bloom upon it.
5. The clouded appearance which varnish sometimes takes upon the surface of a picture.
6. A yellowish deposit or powdery coating which appears on well-tanned leather.
7. (Min.) A popular term for a bright-hued variety of some minerals; as, the rose-red cobalt bloom.
Bloom, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bloomed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blooming.]
1. To produce or yield blossoms; to blossom; to flower or be in flower.
A flower which once
In Paradise, fast by the tree of life,
Began to bloom.
2. To be in a state of healthful, growing youth and vigor; to show beauty and freshness, as of flowers; to give promise, as by or with flowers.
A better country blooms to view,
Beneath a brighter sky.
Bloom, v. t.
1. To cause to blossom; to make flourish. [R.]
Charitable affection bloomed them.
2. To bestow a bloom upon; to make blooming or radiant. [R.]
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day.
Bloom, n. [AS. blma a mass or lump, īsenes blma a lump or wedge of iron.] (Metal.) (a) A mass of wrought iron from the Catalan forge or from the puddling furnace, deprived of its dross, and shaped usually in the form of an oblong block by shingling. (b) A large bar of steel formed directly from an ingot by hammering or rolling, being a preliminary shape for further working.
Bloom"a*ry (?), n. See Bloomery.
Bloom"er (?), n. [From Mrs. Bloomer, an American, who sought to introduce this style of dress.]
1. A costume for women, consisting of a short dress, with loose trousers gathered round ankles, and (commonly) a broad-brimmed hat.
2. A woman who wears a Bloomer costume.
Bloom"er*y (?), n. (Manuf.) A furnace and forge in which wrought iron in the form of blooms is made directly from the ore, or (more rarely) from cast iron.
Bloom"ing, n. (Metal.) The process of making blooms from the ore or from cast iron.
1. Opening in blossoms; flowering.
2. Thriving in health, beauty, and vigor; indicating the freshness and beauties of youth or health.
Bloom"ing*ly, adv. In a blooming manner.
Bloom"ing*ness, n. A blooming condition.
Bloom"less, a. Without bloom or flowers.
Bloom"y (?), a.
1. Full of bloom; flowery; flourishing with the vigor of youth; as, a bloomy spray.
But all the bloomy flush of life is fled.
2. Covered with bloom, as fruit.
Blooth (?), n. Bloom; a blossoming. [Prov. Eng.]
All that blooth means heavy autumn work for him and his hands.
Blore (?), n. [Perh. a variant of blare, v. i.; or cf. Gael. & Ir. blor a loud noise.] The act of blowing; a roaring wind; a blast. [Obs.]
A most tempestuous blore.
Blos"my (?), a. Blossomy. [Obs.]
Blos"som (?), n. [OE. blosme, blostme, AS. blsma, blstma, blossom; akin to D. bloesem, L. fios, and E. flower; from the root of E. blow to blossom. See Blow to blossom, and cf. Bloom a blossom.]
1. The flower of a plant, or the essential organs of reproduction, with their appendages; florescence; bloom; the flowers of a plant, collectively; as, the blossoms and fruit of a tree; an apple tree in blossom.
&hand; The term has been applied by some botanists, and is also applied in common usage, to the corolla. It is more commonly used than flower or bloom, when we have reference to the fruit which is to succeed. Thus we use flowers when we speak of plants cultivated for ornament, and bloom in a more general sense, as of flowers in general, or in reference to the beauty of flowers.
Blossoms flaunting in the eye of day.
2. A blooming period or stage of development; something lovely that gives rich promise.
In the blossom of my youth.
3. The color of a horse that has white hairs intermixed with sorrel and bay hairs; -- otherwise called peach color.
In blossom, having the blossoms open; in bloom.
Blos"som, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blossomed (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blossoming.] [AS. blstmian. See Blossom, n.]
1. To put forth blossoms or flowers; to bloom; to blow; to flower.
The moving whisper of huge trees that branched
2. To flourish and prosper.
Israel shall blossom and bud, and full the face of the world with fruit.
Isa. xxvii. 6.
Blos"som*less, a. Without blossoms.
Blos"som*y (?), a. Full of blossoms; flowery.
Blot (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blotted (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Blotting.] [Cf. Dan. plette. See 3d Blot.]
1. To spot, stain, or bespatter, as with ink.
The brief was writ and blotted all with gore.
2. To impair; to damage; to mar; to soil.
It blots thy beauty, as frosts do bite the meads.
3. To stain with infamy; to disgrace.
Blot not thy innocence with guiltless blood.
4. To obliterate, as writing with ink; to cancel; to efface; -- generally with out; as, to blot out a word or a sentence. Often figuratively; as, to blot out offenses.
One act like this blots out a thousand crimes.
5. To obscure; to eclipse; to shadow.
He sung how earth blots the moon's gilded wane.
6. To dry, as writing, with blotting paper.
Syn. -- To obliterate; expunge; erase; efface; cancel; tarnish; disgrace; blur; sully; smear; smutch.
Blot, v. i. To take a blot; as, this paper blots easily.
Blot, n. [Cf. Icel. blettr, Dan. plet.]
1. A spot or stain, as of ink on paper; a blur. Inky blots and rotten parchment bonds."
2. An obliteration of something written or printed; an erasure.
3. A spot on reputation; a stain; a disgrace; a reproach; a blemish.
This deadly blot in thy digressing son.
Blot, n. [Cf. Dan. blot bare, naked, Sw. blott, d. bloot, G. bloss, and perh. E. bloat.]
1. (Backgammon) (a) An exposure of a single man to be taken up. (b) A single man left on a point, exposed to be taken up.
He is too great a master of his art to make a blot which may be so easily hit.
2. A weak point; a failing; an exposed point or mark.
Blotch (?), n. [Cf. OE. blacche in blacchepot blacking pot, akin to black, as bleach is akin to bleak. See Black, a., or cf. Blot a spot.]
1. A blot or spot, as of color or of ink; especially a large or irregular spot. Also Fig.; as, a moral blotch.
Spots and blotches . . . some red, others yellow.
2. (Med.) A large pustule, or a coarse eruption.
Foul scurf and blotches him defile.
Blotched (?), a. Marked or covered with blotches.
To give their blotched and blistered bodies ease.
Blotch"y (?), a. Having blotches.
Blote (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloting.] [Cf. Sw. blöt-fisk soaked fish, fr. blöta to soak. See 1st Bloat.] To cure, as herrings, by salting and smoking them; to bloat. [Obs.]
Blot"less (?), a. Without blot.
Blot"ter (?), n.
1. One who, or that which blots; esp. a device for absorbing superfluous ink.