Definitions for bland
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word bland.
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapidadjective
lacking taste or flavor or tang
"a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
"a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
politic, smooth, suave, blandadjective
smoothly agreeable and courteous with a degree of sophistication
"he was too politic to quarrel with so important a personage"; "the manager pacified the customer with a smooth apology for the error"
Mild; soft, gentle, balmy; smooth in manner; suave.
Having a soothing effect; not irritating or stimulating.
Lacking in taste or vigor.
Etymology: From blandus.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Soft; mild; gentle.
Etymology: blandus, Lat.
In her face excuse
Came prologue; and apology too prompt;
Which, with bland words at will, she thus address’d. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. ix. l. 855.
An even calm
Perpetual reign’d, save what the zephyrs bland
Breath’d o’er the blue expanse. James Thomson, Spring.
Bland refers to something that is lacking strong features, characteristics or flavors; mild or uninteresting; not stimulating or exciting. This could apply to food, an idea, a person's personality, an appearance, or any other thing that could be experienced through the senses or understood intellectually.
mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland sycophant
having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet
Bland is a census-designated place in and the county seat of Bland County, Virginia, United States. Bland was originally known as Bland Court House. The population as of the 2010 Census was 409.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bland, adj. smooth: gentle: mild.—adv. Blandly.—n. Bland′ness. [L. blandus, perh.—mla(n)dus—Eng. mild.]
bland, n. an Orcadian name for butter-milk and water. [Scand. blanda.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bland is ranked #1315 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bland surname appeared 26,722 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 9 would have the surname Bland.
60.2% or 16,087 total occurrences were White.
34.2% or 9,155 total occurrences were Black.
2.3% or 625 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.2% or 599 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
0.5% or 144 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
0.4% or 112 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of bland in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of bland in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
After reviewing all the evidence in the death of Sandra Bland, a Waller grand jury did not return an indictment in the death of Bland, nor were any indictments returned against any employee of the Waller County Jail, the grand jury has looked at all the evidence and found no evidence of murder.
After reviewing all the evidence in the death of Sandra Bland, a Waller grand jury did not return an indictment in the death of Bland, nor were any indictments returned against any employee of the Waller County Jail.
Bland began swinging her elbows at me and then kicked my right leg in the shin. I had a pain in my right leg and suffered small cuts on my right hand. Force was used to subdue Bland to the ground to which Bland continued to fight back.
People who've had happy childhoods are wonderful, but they're bland... An unhappy childhood compels you to use your imagination to create a world in which you can be happy. Use your old grief. That's the gift you're given.
I'd rather have bland or uncharismatic than dumb or ignorant, or corrupt or any of the other things that they could label other would-be candidates out there. Or old, for that matter.
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Translations for bland
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- ласкав, мек, успокояващ, нежен, приятенBulgarian
- geschmacklos, mild, fad, sanftGerman
- suave, tenue, simple, desabrido, amable, debil, sosoSpanish
- väritön, mieto, vaisu, mauton, mitäänsanomatonFinnish
- doux, douce, fadeFrench
- fiacco, blando, insipidoItalian
- zacht, mild, smaakloosDutch
- mdły, bez smaku, łagodny, bezbarwny, nijaki, delikatny, uspakajającyPolish
- pritenos, blând, liniștitor, gentil, prietenos, afabil, prevenitorRomanian
- безвкусный, неинтересный, приятный, нежный, мягкий, ласковый, успокаивающийRussian
- svag, vän, tam, intetsägande, mild, smaklös, lam, blid, faddSwedish
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