from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Stained with blood.
- adj. Of, characteristic of, or containing blood.
- adj. Accompanied by or giving rise to bloodshed: a bloody fight.
- adj. Bloodthirsty.
- adj. Suggesting the color of blood; blood-red.
- adj. Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive: "Everyone wants to have a convict in his bloody family tree” ( Robert Hughes).
- adv. Chiefly British Slang Used as an intensive: bloody well right.
- transitive v. To stain, spot, or color with or as if with blood.
- transitive v. To make bleed, as by injuring or wounding: The troops were bloodied in the skirmish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Covered in blood.
- adj. Characterised by bloodshed.
- adj. Used as an intensifier.
- adv. Used to intensify what follows this adverb.
- v. To draw blood from one's opponent in a fight.
- v. To demonstrably harm the cause of an opponent.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Containing or resembling blood; of the nature of blood.
- adj. Smeared or stained with blood.
- adj. Given, or tending, to the shedding of blood; having a cruel, savage disposition; murderous; cruel.
- adj. Attended with, or involving, bloodshed; sanguinary; esp., marked by great slaughter or cruelty.
- adj. Infamous; contemptible; -- variously used for mere emphasis or as a low epithet.
- transitive v. To stain with blood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, of the nature of, or pertaining to blood; containing or composed of blood: as, a bloody stream; “bloody drops,”
- Existing in the blood.
- Stained with blood; exhibiting signs or traces of blood: as, a bloody knife.
- Of the color of blood; blood-red.
- Cruel; murderous; given to the shedding of blood, or having a cruel, savage disposition.
- Attended with or committing bloodshed; marked by cruelty: as, a bloody battle.
- Concerned with or portending bloodshed; sanguinary.
- In low language: Excessive; atrocious; heinous: as, he's a bloody fool, or a bloody rascal.
- Used as an intensive expletive, especially in negative expressions: as, there wasn't a bloody soul there.
- Same as badge of Ulster. See badge.
- To stain with blood.
- Very; exceedingly; desperately: as, “bloody drunk,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having or covered with or accompanied by blood
- adj. informal intensifiers
- v. cover with blood
- adv. extremely
From Old English blōdiġ, from blōd + -iġ ("-y") (Wiktionary)