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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

blend*blɛnd(v.t.)

  1. to mix smoothly and inseparably.

  2. to prepare by mixing various sorts or grades:

    I blend this tea by mixing chamomile with pekoe.

  3. (v.i.)to intermingle smoothly and inseparably.

  4. to fit or relate harmoniously:

    The voices blend well.

  5. to have no perceptible separation:

    Sea and sky seemed to blend.

  6. (n.)a mixture or kind produced by blending.

  7. a word made by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, or guesstimate, from guess and

    estimate.

    Category: Language/Linguistics

  8. a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; cluster.

    Category: Phonetics

* Syn: See mix.

Origin of blend:

1250–1300; ME, OE blendan to mix, for blandan

Princeton's WordNet

  1. blend(noun)

    an occurrence of thorough mixing

  2. blend, portmanteau word, portmanteau(noun)

    a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings

    "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"

  3. blend, blending(verb)

    the act of blending components together thoroughly

  4. blend, intermix, immingle, intermingle(verb)

    combine into one

    "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"

  5. blend, go, blend in(verb)

    blend or harmonize

    "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

  6. blend, flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse, coalesce, meld, combine, merge(verb)

    mix together different elements

    "The colors blend well"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. blend(verb)ˈɛnd

    to mix substances together

    Blend the eggs, milk and sugar.

  2. blendˈɛnd

    to combine different methods, styles, etc.

    The songs blend folk and reggae music.; two styles that blend easily

  3. blend(noun)ˈɛnd

    a mixture of two substances

    The coffee is a blend of regular and decaffeinated.

  4. blendˈɛnd

    a mixture of two methods, styles, etc.

    an unusual blend of sophistication and silliness

Wiktionary

  1. blend(Noun)

    A mixture of two or more things.

  2. blend(Noun)

    A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.

    The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch.

  3. blend(Verb)

    To mix.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blend(verb)

    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

  2. Blend(verb)

    to pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain

  3. Blend(verb)

    to mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors

  4. Blend(noun)

    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

  5. Blend(adj)

    to make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive

Freebase

  1. Blend

    In linguistics, a blend is a word formed from parts of two or more other words. These parts are sometimes, but not always, morphemes.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

blend(noun)

a mixture.

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