blond

adjective
\ˈbländ \
variants: or blonde

Definition of blond 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of a flaxen, golden, light auburn, or pale yellowish-brown color blond hair also : having blond hair a blond man spelled blond when used of a boy or man and often blonde when used of a girl or woman

2a : of a light color

b : of the color blond

c : made light-colored by bleaching blond wood table

blond

noun
variants: or blonde

Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a person having blond hair spelled blond when used of a boy or man and usually blonde when used of a girl or woman a tall, blue-eyed blonda natural blonde

2 : a light yellowish brown to dark grayish yellow

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Other Words from blond

Adjective

blondish \ˈblän-​dish \ adjective

Synonyms for blond

Synonyms: Adjective

fair, flaxen, golden, sandy, straw, tawny

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Examples of blond in a Sentence

Adjective

She has blonde highlights in her hair. His hair was dyed blond. She was blonde as a child. a table made of blond wood
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Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Standing nearly 9 feet tall and 19 feet long, his van’s dark gray, utilitarian exterior with black HOPEBLT vanity plates conceals a spacious, blond-wood interior. Amanda M. Fairbanks, San Francisco Chronicle, "The Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van: Marin’s newest obsession," 9 May 2018 Behind the blond-wood bar at Anyway Café, the bartender is whittling a horseradish root, slicing off long pale strips with a little knife. Talia Lavin, The New Yorker, "Russian Music and Refreshments at Anyway Café," 21 Apr. 2018 His shop, Cowboy Shoe Repair, stocks a bouncy nude rubber that pairs perfectly with blond wood. Katy Schneider, The Cut, "The Best of New York Home & Help 2018," 8 Mar. 2018 In fact, shortly after the statement went public, the president tweeted photos in which Ricardel, who has blond hair, can be seen standing near him at a White House event that took place earlier Tuesday. Aaron Rupar, Vox, "Melania Trump publicly demanded a top NSC aide’s firing — and reportedly got it," 13 Nov. 2018 Police revealed the woman was blond with light blue eyes and had a north European ancestry, Delaware Online reported. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Delaware police hope DNA rendering of woman brutally murdered in 1977 can heat up cold case," 6 Aug. 2018 That’s like saying because 15 percent of people in prison are blond, blonds committed 15 percent of all crimes. Meg Kelly, Washington Post, "Fact-checking President Trump’s numbers on the ‘human toll of illegal immigration’," 6 July 2018 The children, who came from an orphanage in New York, were mostly blond and blue-eyed, while the Catholic families they were placed with were predominantly of Mexican Indian descent. John D'anna, azcentral, "Think child separations are unprecedented? Here are 3 heartbreaking examples from history," 21 June 2018 The first models, which were blond and brunet, flew off the shelves when they were released in 1959, despite warnings from her male colleagues that a doll with breasts would never sell. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "The creators of 'Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie' on remaking America's doll just before #MeToo," 27 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Throughout this year, Grande and her hair have journeyed through a variety of different styles, including platinum blond and lavender dye jobs, and—gasp—a low ponytail. Zoe Weiner, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Reveals That Going Back to Her High Ponytail Is 'A Remarkable Feeling'," 25 Aug. 2018 The third mural centers on science, with a man and woman — both blond — hovering over desks with a microscope and other machinery. Mary Hudetz, The Seattle Times, "University head recommends covering controversial murals," 9 Oct. 2018 Hair, blond or not, getting lighter while skin turns golden (preferably) or ruddy, is part of the pleasure of tanning, particularly if one is a little bored with oneself, or finding life itself a bit tiresome. Alison Rose, Town & Country, "Hot Pursuit," 16 Dec. 2012 Jayme is described as 5-feet (1.5 meters) tall and 100 pounds (45 kilograms), with strawberry-blond hair and green eyes. Fox News, "Sheriff: Missing Wisconsin teenager in danger, not a runaway," 16 Oct. 2018 An angry mob spotted the blond and blue-eyed Biehl, and saw her as a symbol of apartheid, South Africa’s institutionalized racial segregation that began in 1948 and ended in 1994. Makeda Easter, latimes.com, "An American scholar was killed in South Africa nearly 25 years ago. Today her legacy lives on through music," 4 July 2018 With the usual narratives of the black inner-city thug and the sheltered rich blond switched, Tandy and Tyrone become individuals, with unique issues and challenges, and that’s what drives this series. Lorraine Ali, latimes.com, "'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' gives us superheroes with a curfew and a very different sort of story line," 7 June 2018 Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, the bespectacled, undistinguished-looking Himmler enjoyed having Ms. Gudrun at his side, as a blond, blue-eyed symbol of Aryan youth. Washington Post, BostonGlobe.com, "Gudrun Burwitz, ever-loyal daughter of Nazi mastermind Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88," 11 July 2018 Throughout the 1930s and early 1940s, the bespectacled, undistinguished-looking Himmler enjoyed having Gudrun at his side, as a blond, blue-eyed symbol of Aryan youth. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Gudrun Burwitz, ever-loyal daughter of Nazi mastermind Heinrich Himmler, dies at 88," 30 June 2018

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First Known Use of blond

Adjective

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1819, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for blond

Adjective

Anglo-French blunt, blound, masculine, blounde, feminine

Noun

see blond entry 1

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blond

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of a yellow or very light brown color; also : having blond hair

: of a very light color

blond

noun

English Language Learners Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: a person who has yellow or very light brown hair

blond

adjective
variants: or blonde \ˈbländ \
blonder; blondest

Kids Definition of blond

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of a golden or pale yellowish brown color blond hair

2 : having hair of a light color a blond boy

blond

noun
variants: or blonde

Kids Definition of blond (Entry 2 of 2)

: someone with golden or pale yellowish brown hair

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