- lifeblood life‧blood [ˈlaɪfblʌd] noun [singular]the most important thing needed by an organization, country etc in order to continue or develop successfully:
• Cash flow is the lifeblood of any company.
• The companies argue that patents are their lifeblood.
* * *lifeblood UK US /ˈlaɪfblʌd/ noun [S]► the most important thing that someone or something needs in order to continue to exist or operate: »
Education is the lifeblood of a knowledge-based economy.»
She is fantastic at new product development, which is our lifeblood.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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Lifeblood — Life blood (l[imac]f bl[u^]d ), n. 1. The blood necessary to life; vital blood. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Fig.: That which gives strength and energy. [1913 Webster] Money [is] the lifeblood of the nation. Swift. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
lifeblood — index main point Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
lifeblood — also life blood, 1580s, blood necessary for life, from LIFE (Cf. life) (n.) + BLOOD (Cf. blood) (n.). Figurative and transferred use is from 1590s … Etymology dictionary
lifeblood — ► NOUN 1) literary blood, as being necessary to life. 2) an indispensable factor or force giving something its vitality … English terms dictionary
lifeblood — [līf′blud′] n. 1. the blood necessary to life 2. a vital element or animating influence … English World dictionary
Lifeblood — Infobox Album | Name = Lifeblood Type = Studio album Artist = Manic Street Preachers Released = November, 2004 Recorded = 2003, New York Wales Genre = Alternative rock Length = 45:26 Label = Epic Records Producer = Greg Haver, Tony Visconti, Tom… … Wikipedia
lifeblood — [[t]la͟ɪfblʌd[/t]] also life blood N SING: usu with poss The lifeblood of an organization, area, or person is the most important thing that they need in order to exist, develop, or be successful. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the economy … English dictionary
lifeblood — /luyf blud /, n. 1. the blood, considered as essential to maintain life: to spill one s lifeblood in war. 2. a life giving, vital, or animating element: Agriculture is the lifeblood of the country. [1580 90; LIFE + BLOOD] * * * … Universalium