Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the shedding of blood resulting in murder
  • noun indiscriminate slaughter

Etymologies

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blood +‎ shed

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