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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blendnoun

    an occurrence of thorough mixing

  2. blend, portmanteau word, portmanteaunoun

    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, blendingverb

    the act of blending components together thoroughly

  4. blend, intermix, immingle, intermingleverb

    combine into one

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

  5. blend, go, blend inverb

    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, mergeverb

    mix together different elements

    "The colors blend well"


  1. blendnoun

    A mixture of two or more things.

  2. blendnoun

    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. blendverb

    To mix.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To BLENDverb

    preter. I blended; anciently, blent.

    Etymology: blendan , Saxon.

    ’Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white
    Nature’s own sweet and cunning hand hath laid on. William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night.

    The mistion taught by the ancients is too slight or gross; for bodies, mixed according to their hypothesis, would not appear such to the acute eyes of a lynx, who would discern the elements, if they were no otherwise mingled, than but blended, but not united. Boyle.

    He had his calmer influence, and his mien
    Did love and majesty together blend. Dryden.

    The grave, where even the great find rest,
    And blended lie th’ oppressor and th’ oppress’d. Alexander Pope.

    The moon should wander from her beaten way, the times and seasons of the year blend themselves by disordered and confused mixture. Richard Hooker, b. i. § 3.

    Which when he saw, he burnt with jealous fire;
    The eye of reason was with rage yblent. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    Regard of worldly muck doth foully blend,
    And low abase the high heroick spirit. Fairy Queen, b. ii.

    The whilst thy kingdom from thy head is rent,
    And thy throne royal with dishonour blent. Edmund Spenser, Hubb.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Blendverb

    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. Blendverb

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

  3. Blendverb

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

  4. Blendnoun

    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. Blendadjective

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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Blend

    blend, v.t. to mix together: to confound.—v.i. to be mingled or mixed:—pa.p. blend′ed and blent.—n. a mixture:—n. Blend′ing, the act of mingling: the process by which the fusion of paints is effected. [A.S. blandan.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. blendnoun

    See marijuana.

Editors Contribution

  1. blend

    To create with a number of things.

    They put all the vegetables in the pot to cook and then blend into a beautiful tasty soup.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 31, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of blend in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of blend in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of blend in a Sentence

  1. Alon Gorodetsky:

    Soldiers wear uniforms with the familiar green and brown camouflage patterns to blend into foliage during the day, but under low light and at night, they're still vulnerable to infrared detection, you can draw inspiration from nature that has been developed over millions of years, giving us ideas we might not have been able to come up with otherwise.

  2. Ovid:

    Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together.

  3. Daniel Doyon:

    The real value creation is going to be whoever figures out how to seamlessly blend those two. You can argue WeWork is the one who's done that.

  4. Pieter Coetzee:

    Obviously, blending happens within the refineries, they will blend on a small scale before it gets fed into the refinery, but this is no longer feasible. They need the right recipe coming into the refinery.

  5. Tim Michetti:

    The unique blend of materiel recovered by the USS Monterey appears to be consistent with the materiel from previous interdictions, which have been linked to Iran.

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  • مزيجArabic
  • съчетавам, смесица, смесвам, смесBulgarian
  • mesclaCatalan, Valencian
  • mixen, vermischen, Mischung, mischenGerman
  • μείγμαGreek
  • mezclar, mezcla, palabra compuesta, combinarSpanish
  • sulamaEstonian
  • sekoittua, sekoittaa, koostesana, sekoitus, yhdistelmäFinnish
  • mixer, mêler, mélanger, mélangeFrench
  • amalgamare, rimestare, mescolare, amalgama, miscela, combinazione, mix, miscelareItalian
  • mixtioLatin
  • konatu, whakahanumiMāori
  • mieszankaPolish
  • mistura, mescla, cruzamento, combinação, amálgama, misturarPortuguese
  • amestecRomanian
  • смешение, смесьRussian
  • zmešati, mešanicaSlovene
  • blandning, blandaSwedish
  • கலவைTamil
  • కలుపు, కలగలుపు, సమ్మేళనము, మేళవించుTelugu
  • ปั่นThai
  • 混合Chinese

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being essentially equal to something
  • A. contagious
  • B. extroversive
  • C. equivalent
  • D. appellative

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