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

Comes On for Mexico One change for Mexico at halftime: A now-blond Miguel Layun replaces Marquez, who gave them a half in this intense heat. Andrew Keh, New York Times, "Brazil’s Joy Is Mexico’s Heartbreak in World Cup Knockout," 4 July 2018 The icy-blond man in this snap is 100 percent the same guy who kicked off the dissolution of 1D. Check out the photo of Hadid and Malik for yourself, below. Christopher Rosa, Glamour, "Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik Were Cuddling Last Night, ICYMI," 6 June 2018 Yesterday, Hadid posted an Instagram story of herself cuddling with a man with bleach-blond hair and lots of arm tattoos. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Gigi Hadid Posts Picture Kissing Ex Zayn Malik," 6 June 2018 But a blond man with dreadlocks in the video closely resembled one of the flamingo assailants. Angel Jennings, latimes.com, "Flamingo raft floating down L.A. River gets the car chase treatment," 19 Mar. 2018 The head of the hammer tested positive for blood and was wrapped in several blond hairs, according to court documents. The Olympian Staff, The Seattle Times, "Man gets 41-year sentence for killing Olympia woman whose body was never found," 9 July 2018 Vince spent the rest of the night driving his Chevy up and down Archer Avenue, looking for a blond girl in a white dress. Edward Mcclelland, Chicago Reader, "Meet Resurrection Mary, the ghost of Archer Avenue," 26 June 2018 Over the years, the story of the little blond French girl besieged by lions became something of a legend in the area. Alice Gregory, The New Yorker, "The Fearless Cinema of Claire Denis," 19 May 2018 His daughter, a cute, blond girl wearing a baseball cap with two Mountain Dew cans glued to it like bull horns, is sitting on a four-wheeler. Andy Schatschneider, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Every Labor Day weekend, people ride 4 miles between Rome and Sullivan, Wisconsin, in the World's Greatest Junk Parade," 5 Feb. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

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 For 35 years, Tiffany Dow of Lee's Summit thought her dad was her mom's high school boyfriend, a blond, blue-eyed man who left before she was born. Carmen George, kansascity, "KC area woman thought dad was her mom's old high school boyfriend. Then came DNA test," 22 June 2018 In his writings, Cone suggested that God was black — an argument that was famously advanced by his 19th century predecessor Henry McNeal Turner, who spurned the traditional image of Jesus as a blond, white-skinned prophet. Washington Post, latimes.com, "James H. Cone, founder of black liberation theology, dies at 79," 4 May 2018 Cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are completely soft and translucent, or blond, about 20 minutes. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Silky Sweet Corn Soup with Indian Coconut-Cilantro Chutney," 11 July 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 Summer is usually the time when guys can experiment with dyeing their hair: bleaching it platinum blond, or coloring it some muted shade of pastel. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "Jonah Hill Has Pink Hair Now," 18 June 2018 But from the looks of it, Grande's wearing at most some blush, lipstick, face makeup that lets her freckles shine through, and a gorgeous color of blond in her hair. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "Ariana Grande Wore Her Hair Down and Makeup Natural for British 'Vogue'," 4 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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Phrases Related to blond

bottle/bleached/peroxide blonde

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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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