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Bloodshed definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLOOD'SHED, n. [blood and shed.] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; waste of life; the crime of shedding blood.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the shedding of blood resulting in murder; "he avenged the bloodshed of his kinsmen" [syn: bloodshed, gore]
2: indiscriminate slaughter; "a bloodbath took place when the leaders of the plot surrendered"; "ten days after the bloodletting Hitler gave the action its name"; "the valley is no stranger to bloodshed and murder"; "a huge prison battue was ordered" [syn: bloodbath, bloodletting, bloodshed, battue]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 15th century 1. the shedding of blood 2. the taking of life ; slaughter

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 the spilling of blood. 2 slaughter.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bloodshed Blood"shed`, n. [Blood + shed] The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Bloodshed is violence in which people are killed or wounded. The government must increase the pace of reforms to avoid further bloodshed.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. Slaughter, carnage, butchery, massacre, murder, bloodshedding, homicide, bloodspilling.

Moby Thesaurus

all-out war, appeal to arms, armed combat, armed conflict, attack, bane, battle, belligerence, belligerency, blood, bloodbath, bloodletting, braining, butchery, carnage, combat, dealing death, destruction, destruction of life, dispatch, euthanasia, execution, extermination, fighting, flow of blood, genocide, gore, hostilities, hot war, immolation, kill, killing, la guerre, lapidation, martyrdom, martyrization, mercy killing, might of arms, military operations, murder, open hostilities, open war, poisoning, resort to arms, ritual killing, ritual murder, sacrifice, shooting, shooting war, slaughter, slaying, state of war, stoning, taking of life, the sword, total war, violence, war, warfare, warmaking, warring, wartime



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