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1blend

verb \ˈblend\

: to mix (things) thoroughly and usually with good results

: to exist together as a combination

blend·ed also blent \ˈblent\ blend·ing

Full Definition of BLEND

transitive verb
1
:  mix; especially :  to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished
2
:  to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades
intransitive verb
1
a :  to mingle intimately or unobtrusively
b :  to combine into an integrated whole
2
:  to produce a harmonious effect
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Examples of BLEND

  1. The music blends traditional and modern melodies.
  2. She blends psychology and crime in her new novel.

Origin of BLEND

Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy
First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of BLEND

mix, mingle, commingle, blend, merge, coalesce, amalgamate, fuse mean to combine into a more or less uniform whole. mix may or may not imply loss of each element's identity <mix the salad greens> <mix a drink>. mingle usually suggests that the elements are still somewhat distinguishable or separately active <fear mingled with anticipation in my mind>. commingle implies a closer or more thorough mingling <a sense of duty commingled with a fierce pride drove her>. blend implies that the elements as such disappear in the resulting mixture <blended several teas to create a balanced flavor>. merge suggests a combining in which one or more elements are lost in the whole <in his mind reality and fantasy merged>. coalesce implies an affinity in the merging elements and usually a resulting organic unity <telling details that coalesce into a striking portrait>. amalgamate implies the forming of a close union without complete loss of individual identities <refugees who were readily amalgamated into the community>. fuse stresses oneness and indissolubility of the resulting product <a building in which modernism and classicism are fused>.

2blend

noun

: something produced by mixing or combining different things

Full Definition of BLEND

1
:  something produced by blending: as
a :  a product prepared by blending
b :  a word (as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words
2
:  a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable

Examples of BLEND

  1. a blend of cream and eggs
  2. a blend of traditional and modern melodies

First Known Use of BLEND

1883
BLENT Defined for Kids

1blend

verb \ˈblend\
blend·edblend·ing

Definition of BLEND for Kids

1
:  to mix so completely that the separate things mixed cannot be told apart
2
:  to exist agreeably with each other <She chose soft colors that blend well.>
blend in
:  to look like part of something <He tried to blend in with the group.>

2blend

noun

Definition of BLEND for Kids

1
:  a thorough mixture :  a product made by blending
2
:  a word formed by combining parts of two or more other words so that they overlap <The word “smog” is a blend of “smoke” and “fog.”>

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