blend


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

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

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

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