1. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood; as, bloody excretions; bloody sweat.

2. Smeared or stained with blood; as, bloody hands; a bloody handkerchief.

3. Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel. "Some bloody passion shakes your very frame." (Shak)

4. Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; especially, marked by great slaughter or cruelty; as, a bloody battle.

5. Infamous; contemptible; variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.

Origin: AS. Bldig.

To stain with blood.

Origin: Bloodied; Bloodying.

(01 Mar 1998)

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