Definition Definition

Bloodshed - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Bloodshed' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Bloodshed [ n.]
- The shedding or spilling of blood; slaughter; the act of shedding human blood, or taking life, as in war, riot, or murder.

Meaning of 'Bloodshed' (Princeton's WordNet)

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