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

  • adj. Having blood or a temperament of a specified kind. Used only in combination: a cold-blooded reptile; a hot-blooded person.
  • adj. Thoroughbred: blooded breeding stock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Experienced.
  • adj. Descended from.
  • adj. bloody, bleeding.
  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of blood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having pure blood, or a large admixture or pure blood; of approved breed; of the best stock.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of pure blood, or good breed; thoroughbred; derived from ancestors of good blood; having a good pedigree: said of horses and other stock.
  • Having blood of a kind noted or specified: used in composition: as, warm-blooded animals.
  • Figuratively, characterized by a temper or state of mind noted in the prefix: used in composition: as, a cold-blooded murder; a hot-blooded answer.

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

  • adj. of unmixed ancestry


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  • Sword blooded, blood up, he took to battle like a veteran — brave in attack, careful in defense, brilliant in difficulties.

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  • As his meat flies into the crowd of women, they rub it over themselves, like young fox hunters who are initiated into the hunt when they are "blooded" by the dead fox, or else like the women who follow Dionysus, god of wine: they rip their victims apart, and are so high they can't tell man from beast.

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  • Don't know if the idea of humans being "blooded" like Predators was yours, or if it was already part of the AvP mythos.

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  • The war "blooded" the American people, and made the idea of acquiring Mexico a national one; whereas before it had a sectional character.

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  • Thus far we have mentioned only guns and explosions, things built of steel to fire missiles of steel and things on wheels, and little about the machine of human beings now to come abreast of the tape for the charge, the men who had been "blooded," the "cannon fodder."

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  • In those days a "blooded" horse and a pack of cards were thought to be among the necessaries of life.

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