Blend



to mix smoothly and inseparably together:
to blend the ingredients in a recipe.
to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality:
Blend a little red paint with the blue paint.
to prepare by such mixture:
This tea is blended by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
to pronounce (an utterance) as a combined sequence of sounds.
to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably:
I can’t get the eggs and cream to blend.
to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go:
The brown sofa did not blend with the purple wall.
to have no perceptible separation:
Sea and sky seemed to blend.
an act or manner of blending:
tea of our own blend.
a mixture or kind produced by blending:
a special blend of rye and wheat flours.
Linguistics. a word made by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, brunch, from breakfast and lunch, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate.
a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.
Contemporary Examples

Hundreds of Migrants are Reported Drowned by Traffickers Near Malta Barbie Latza Nadeau September 14, 2014
The Disney Fix for the Economy John Kao August 23, 2010
The Westerner Killed in Gaza Dan Ephron April 15, 2011
The Trials of Nancy Lanza Diane Dimond January 6, 2013
London Shoe Star Nicholas Kirkwood on Opening New York Store and More Isabel Wilkinson April 30, 2012

Historical Examples

Paul and Virginia Bernadin de Saint-Pierre
The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
The White Terror and The Red Abraham Cahan
Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. I Francis Augustus Cox
The Myrtle Reed Cook Book Myrtle Reed

verb
to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
(transitive) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
(intransitive) to look good together; harmonize
(intransitive) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other
noun
a mixture or type produced by blending
the act of blending
Also called portmanteau word. a word formed by joining together the beginning and the end of two other words: “brunch” is a blend of “breakfast” and “lunch”
v.
n.

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