half blood
the relation between persons having only one common parent.
[1545-55]

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Universalium. 2010.

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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 — (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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|ed — «HAF BLUHD ihd, HAHF », adjective. 1. having parents of different races. 2. related through one parent only. 3. (of animals) born of one parent of blooded stock and one of poor stock …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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