Half blood
Half blood Half" blood` (h[aum]f"bl[u^]d`). 1. The relation between persons born of the same father or of the same mother, but not of both; as, a brother or sister of the half blood. See {Blood}, n., 2 and 4. [1913 Webster]

2. A person so related to another. [1913 Webster]

3. A person whose father and mother are of different races; a half-breed. [1913 Webster]

Note: In the 2d and 3d senses usually with a hyphen. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Half blood — Blood Blood (bl[u^]d), n. [OE. blod, blood, AS. bl[=o]d; akin to D. bloed, OHG. bluot, G. blut, Goth. bl[=o][thorn], Icel. bl[=o][eth], Sw. & Dan. blod; prob. fr. the same root as E. blow to bloom. See {Blow} to bloom.] 1. The fluid which… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • half blood — n: the relation between persons having only one parent in common; also: a person so related to another Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. half blood …   Law dictionary

  • half-blood — haf bləd, hȧf or half blood·ed bləd əd adj having half blood or being a half blood …   Medical dictionary

  • half-blood — [haf′blud΄] n. [based on the obsolete notion that the blood is the medium of heredity] 1. a person related to another through one parent only ☆ 2. HALF BREED ☆ 3. Animal Husbandry an animal with one parent of poor pedigree in contrast to that of… …   English World dictionary

  • half-blood — half′ blood n. 1) ant a person who has only one parent in common with another person, as a half sister or half brother 2) pan half breed • Etymology: 1400–50 half′ blood ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • half blood — n. 1. kinship through one parent only [sisters of the half blood] 2. HALF BLOOD …   English World dictionary

  • half blood — n 1) the relation between persons having only one parent in common 2) a person so related to another …   Medical dictionary

  • half blood — half′ blood n. ant the relation between persons having only one common parent • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • half blood — noun one of siblings who have only one parent in common • Hypernyms: ↑sibling, ↑sib * * * noun 1. a. : the relation between persons having one parent but not both in common compare blood 2, consanguin …   Useful english dictionary

  • half-blood — or half blooded adjective Date: 1605 having half blood or being a half blood …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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