Definitions for: Blend


[n] the act of blending components together thoroughly
[n] a word formed by joining two others (e.g., `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog')
[n] an occurrence of thorough mixing
[v] mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"; "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger
[v] combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
[v] blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"



Webster (1913) Definition: Blend, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blended or Blent; p. pr.
& vb. n. Blending.] [OE. blenden, blanden, AS. blandan to
blend, mix; akin to Goth. blandan to mix, Icel. blanda, Sw.
blanda, Dan. blande, OHG. blantan to mis; to unknown origin.]
1. To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or
associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line
of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To
confuse; to confound.

Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay.
--Percival.

2. To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt;
to blot; to stain. [Obs.] --Spenser.

Syn: To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate;
harmonize.


Blend, v. i.
To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade
insensibly into each other, as colors.

There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that
blends with our conviviality. --Irving.


Blend, n.
A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint,
etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends
or the other begins.


Blend, v. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See
Blind, a.]
To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to
deceive. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Synonyms: blend in, blending, coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, go, immingle, immix, intermingle, intermix, meld, merge, mix, portmanteau, portmanteau word

See Also: absorb, accord, accrete, admix, agree, alloy, amalgamate, blend in, change integrity, combination, combining, commingle, commix, compounding, concord, confluence, conflux, conjugate, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, homogenisation, homogenization, melt, merging, mingle, mix, mix, mix in, mix up, mixture, stump, syncretise, syncretize, unify, word

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