Blend meaning

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another.

Blended the flour, milk, and eggs; blend gasoline with ethanol.

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To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency.

Blend coffees.

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To combine (different elements) into a single entity.

A career that blends medicine and engineering.

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To form a uniform mixture.
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To be unobtrusive or harmonious by resembling the surroundings or behaving like others in a group. Often used with in:

A female pheasant is brown and blends in with its nesting ground.

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To create a harmonious effect or result.

Picked a tie that blended with the jacket.

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A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.
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To mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), esp. so as to produce a desired flavor, color, grade, etc.
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To mix or fuse thoroughly, so that the parts merge and are no longer distinct.

Green results from blending blue and yellow.

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To mix, merge, or unite.
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To pass gradually or imperceptibly into each other, as colors.
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To go well together; harmonize.
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The act of blending; thorough mixing.
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A word formed by combining parts of other words (Ex.: galumph, smog)
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A mixture of two or more things.

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.

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(linguistics) A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.

The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch.

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To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.

To make hummus you need to blend chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.

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(intransitive) To be mingled or mixed.
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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”).
    From Wiktionary