Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The shedding of blood, especially the injury or killing of people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The shedding or spilling of blood.
  • n. A slaughter; destruction of life, notably on a large scale.
  • n. The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
  • n. A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; destruction of life: as, “deadly bloodshed,”
  • n. The shedding of one's own blood; specifically, the death of Christ.
  • n. A bloodshot condition or appearance; an effusion of blood in the eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the shedding of blood resulting in murder
  • n. indiscriminate slaughter

Etymologies

blood +‎ shed (Wiktionary)

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