(Blond, Blonde) a. [F., fair, light, of uncertain origin; cf. AS. blonden-feax gray-haired, old, prop.
blended-haired, as a mixture of white and brown or black. See Blend, v. t. ] Of a fair color; light-
colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.
(Blonde) n. [F.]
1. A person of very fair complexion, with light hair and light blue eyes. [Written also blond.]
2. [So called from its color.] A kind of silk lace originally of the color of raw silk, now sometimes dyed;
called also blond lace.
(Blond" met`al) A variety of clay ironstone, in Staffordshire, England, used for making tools.
(Blond"ness), n. The state of being blond. G. Eliot.
(Blood) n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. blod; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bloþ, Icel.
bloð, Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See Blow to bloom.]
1. The fluid which circulates in the principal vascular system of animals, carrying nourishment to all
parts of the body, and bringing away waste products to be excreted. See under Arterial.
The blood consists of a liquid, the plasma, containing minute particles, the blood corpuscles. In the
invertebrate animals it is usually nearly colorless, and contains only one kind of corpuscles; but in all
vertebrates, except Amphioxus, it contains some colorless corpuscles, with many more which are red
and give the blood its uniformly red color. See Corpuscle, Plasma.
2. Relationship by descent from a common ancestor; consanguinity; kinship.
To share the blood of Saxon royalty.
Sir W. Scott.
A friend of our own blood. Half blood (Law), relationship through only one parent. Whole blood, relationship through both
father and mother. In American Law, blood includes both half blood, and whole blood. Bouvier. Peters.
3. Descent; lineage; especially, honorable birth; the highest royal lineage.
Give us a prince of blood, a son of Priam.
I am a gentleman of blood and breeding.
4. (Stock Breeding) Descent from parents of recognized breed; excellence or purity of breed.
In stock breeding half blood is descent showing one half only of pure breed. Blue blood, full blood, or
warm blood, is the same as blood.
5. The fleshy nature of man.
Nor gives it satisfaction to our blood.
6. The shedding of blood; the taking of life, murder; manslaughter; destruction.
So wills the fierce, avenging sprite,
Till blood for blood atones.
7. A bloodthirsty or murderous disposition. [R.]
He was a thing of blood, whose every motion
Was timed with dying cries.