Bleed Bleed, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bleeding}.] [OE. bleden, AS. bl?dan, fr. bl?d blood; akin to Sw. bl["o]da, Dan. bl["o]de, D. bloeden, G. bluten. See {Blood}.] 1. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound bled freely; to bleed at the nose. [1913 Webster]

2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers. [1913 Webster]

3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence. ``C[ae]sar must bleed.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision. [1913 Webster]

For me the balm shall bleed. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded. [1913 Webster]

6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{To make the heart bleed}, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • bleeding — (n.) late 14c., a flowing out of blood; mid 15c. as a drawing out of blood; verbal noun formed after earlier prp. adjective (early 13c.) of BLEED (Cf. bleed). Figurative use is from 1796. As a euphemism for BLOODY (Cf. bloody), from 1858. In U.S …   Etymology dictionary

  • Bleeding — Bleed ing, a. Emitting, or appearing to emit, blood or sap, etc.; also, expressing anguish or compassion. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bleeding — Bleed ing, n. A running or issuing of blood, as from the nose or a wound; a hemorrhage; the operation of letting blood, as in surgery; a drawing or running of sap from a tree or plant. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bleeding — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ used for emphasis, or to express annoyance …   English terms dictionary

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  • bleeding — /blee ding/, n. 1. the act, fact, or process of losing blood or having blood flow. 2. the act or process of drawing blood from a person, esp. surgically; bloodletting. 3. the extension of color beyond an edge or border, esp. so as to combine with …   Universalium

  • bleeding — bleed|ing1 [ˈbli:dıŋ] n [U] the condition of losing blood from your body ▪ Use pressure to control the bleeding . ▪ The bleeding had almost stopped . ▪ He died of internal bleeding . severe/heavy bleeding (=when someone is losing a lot of blood)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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