I. verb (blended; also blent; blending) Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. mix; especially to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished 2. to prepare by thoroughly intermingling different varieties or grades intransitive verb 1. a. to mingle intimately or unobtrusively b. to combine into an integrated whole 2. to produce a harmonious effect Synonyms: see mix II. noun Date: 1883 1. something produced by blending: as a. a product prepared by blending b. a word (as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words 2. a group of two or more consecutive consonants that begin a syllable

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  • blend — [blend] noun [C] I 1) a combination of different tastes, styles, or qualities that produces an attractive or effective result a blend of modern and traditional Portuguese songs[/ex] 2) a mixture of different types of tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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  • Blend — (bl[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blended} or {Blent} (bl[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blending}.] [OE. blenden, blanden, AS. blandan to blend, mix; akin to Goth. blandan to mix, Icel. blanda, Sw. blanda, Dan. blande, OHG. blantan to mis; to unknown… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blend — [n] composite, mix alloy, amalgam, amalgamation, brew, combination, commixture, composite, compound, concoction, fusion, interfusion, intermixture, mixture, synthesis, union; concept 432 Ant. natural element, separation blend [v1] mix amalgamate …   New thesaurus

  • blend — [blend] vt. blended or blent, blending [ME blenden < OE blendan & ON blanda, to mix < IE base * bhlendh , to glimmer indistinctly > BLIND, BLUNDER] 1. to mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), esp. so as to produce a desired… …   English World dictionary

  • Blend — Blend, v. i. To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors. [1913 Webster] There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blend — Blend, n. A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blend — Blend, v. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See {Blind}, a.] To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blend — der od. das; s, s <aus engl. blend »Mischung«>: 1. Verschnitt, Mischung, z. B. Tee, Tabak, bes. aber bei alkoholischen Getränken zur Verbesserung von Geruch, Geschmack od. Farbe. 2. Verschmelzung zweier Wörter zu einer neuen absichtlichen… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

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