- The definition of a blend is a mixture of things.
An example of a blend is a type of coffee that combines two different types of coffee beans.
- To blend is to combine things into one.
- An example of to blend is to mix the ingredients of a cake together.
- An example of to blend is to add yellow paint to red paint to make an orange color.
- Blend is defined as to combine things in a harmonious manner.
An example of to blend is to match the styles and colors of various pieces of furniture when decorating.
- Blend means to look like your environment.
An example of to blend in is when an animal’s fur closely matches its surroundings.
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- to mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), esp. so as to produce a desired flavor, color, grade, etc.
- to mix or fuse thoroughly, so that the parts merge and are no longer distinct: green results from blending blue and yellow
Origin: Middle English blenden ; from Old English blendan and amp; Old Norse blanda, to mix ; from Indo-European base an unverified form bhlendh-, to glimmer indistinctly from source blind, blunder
- to mix, merge, or unite
- to pass gradually or imperceptibly into each other, as colors
- to go well together; harmonize
- the act of blending; thorough mixing
- the result of blending; a mixture or merger of varieties, kinds, types, etc.: a blend of coffee
- ☆ Linguis. a word formed by combining parts of other words (Ex.: galumph, smog)
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verb blend·ed or blent , blend·ing, blends verb, transitive
- To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: “He has no difficulty blending his two writing careers: novels and films” (Charles E. Claffey).
- To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos.
- To form a uniform mixture: “The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes” (Norman Mailer).
- To become merged into one; unite.
- To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket. See Synonyms at mix.
- a. The act of blending.b. Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: “His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence” (John Fowles). See Synonyms at mixture.
- Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.
Origin: Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-; see bhel-1 in Indo-European roots.