An example of to blend is to match the styles and colors of various pieces of furniture when decorating.
An example of to blend in is when an animal’s fur closely matches its surroundings.
An example of a blend is a type of coffee that combines two different types of coffee beans.
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.
Blended the flour, milk, and eggs; blend gasoline with ethanol.
A career that blends medicine and engineering.
A female pheasant is brown and blends in with its nesting ground.
Picked a tie that blended with the jacket.
Green results from blending blue and yellow.
Their music has been described as a blend of jazz and heavy metal.
Our department has a good blend of experienced workers and young promise.
To make hummus you need to blend chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.
Origin of blend
- Middle English blenden probably from Old Norse blanda blend- bhel-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English blenden, either from Old English blandan, blondan or from Old Norse blanda (“to blend, mix”) (which was originally a strong verb with the present-tense stem blend; compare blendingr (“a blending, a mixture; a half-breed”)), whence also Danish blande, or from a blend of the Old English and Old Norse terms. Compare Gothic (blandan), Old Church Slavonic блєсти (blesti, “to go astray”).