What does bloodshed mean?

bloodshed meaning in General Dictionary

The shedding or spilling of blood slaughter the work of shedding human being bloodstream or using life such as war riot or murder

View more

  • indiscriminate slaughter
  • the shedding of bloodstream causing murder
  • The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding personal bloodstream, or taking life, such as war, riot, or murder.

bloodshed meaning in Etymology Dictionary

in addition blood-shed, c.1500, "the shedding of (one's) blood," from spoken phrase (attested in belated Old English), from blood (n.) + shed (v.). The sense of "slaughter" is much older (early 13c., suggested in bloodshedding).


bloodshed meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of losing peoples blood, or using life, like in war, riot, or murder.


Sentence Examples with the word bloodshed

The Afghans, inured to bloodshed from childhood, are familiar with death, and audacious in attack, but easily discouraged by failure; excessively turbulent and unsubmissive to law or discipline; apparently frank and affable in manner, especially when they hope to gain some object, but capable of the grossest brutality when that hope ceases.

View more Sentence Examples