bleed

Definitions

General Science

Cars & Driving

  • verb to drain fluid from (a hydraulic system), usually to remove any air which may have found its way in

Computing

  • noun a line of printing that runs off the edge of the paper
  • noun a badly adjusted colour monitor in which colours of adjoining pixels blend

Information & Library Science

  • noun a page design where the illustrations run off the edge of the trimmed page
  • noun overtrimmed margins when binding, cutting off the edge of the type

Marketing

  • noun an illustration or text which runs right to the edge of the printed page
  • verb to allow advertising space to run to the edge of a printed page

Media Studies

  • noun a graphic or piece of text, printed so that it runs off the edge of the page
  • verb to print something or be printed so that the colours run into each or beyond the edge of an illustration
  • verb to print something or be printed so that part of a text or graphic is missing when the page is trimmed

Publishing

  • noun an illustration that runs off the edge of the paper
  • noun ink that changes colour, often by chemical reaction when laminating

Real Estate

  • verb to allow unwanted air to escape from a radiator by opening a valve at the top

Origin & History of “bleed”

As its form suggests, bleed is a derivative of blood, but a very ancient one. from Germanic *blōtham ‘blood’ was formed the verb *blōthjan ‘emit blood’, which came into Old English as blēdan, ancestor of bleed.
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