verb (used with object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.
verb (used without object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.
Origin of blend
Synonyms for blend
Antonyms for blend
Related Words for blendingmingle, merge, synthesize, fuse, combine, integrate, meld, complement, fit, amalgamate, weld, unite, commingle, coalesce, intermix, commix, compound, cement, arrange, unify
Examples from the Web for blending
Contemporary Examples of blending
Blending into the local population in one area to operate in the shadows, while marching openly through the streets elsewhere.Has ISIS Peaked as a Military Power?
October 22, 2014
Baldwin becomes a social and spiritual alchemist by blending rage with love.How We Got to Ferguson—a Reading List
August 23, 2014
In France, blending is only allowed in Champagne (even then, many producers prefer the saignée method).Summer in a Glass: Everything’s Coming Up Rosés
June 7, 2014
This collection is modern but not sterile, blending feminine and masculine silhouettes.New Kids on the Fashion Block: Timo Weiland, Wes Gordon, and Rosie Assoulin
February 13, 2014
Her later works became even more experimental, blending elements of autobiography, history, myth, religion, and politics.Nobel Literature Prize Favorites for Dummies, According to the Bookies
October 9, 2013
Historical Examples of blending
It is possible that there has been a blending of the two incidents.The Works of Whittier, Volume III (of VII)
John Greenleaf Whittier
It is the blending of experience with the present action of the mind.Nature
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Nothing could be more perfect than the blending of courtesy and familiarity.Sir Brook Fossbrooke, Volume I.
Charles James Lever
The outlines of the far-off mountains were blending into one huge shadow.Dwellers in the Hills
Melville Davisson Post
Everywhere he sees the shadings, the blending of the meaning of words.Erasmus and the Age of Reformation
Word Origin for blend
c.1300, blenden, "to mix, mingle, stir up a liquid," in northern writers, from or akin to rare Old English blandan "to mix," blondan (Mercian) or Old Norse blanda "to mix," or a combination of the two; from Proto-Germanic *blandan "to mix," which comes via a notion of "to make cloudy" from an extended Germanic form of the PIE root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn" (see bleach (v.); also blind (adj.)). Cf. Old Saxon and Old High German blantan, Gothic blandan, Middle High German blenden "to mix;" German Blendling "bastard, mongrel," and outside Germanic, Lithuanian blandus "troubled, turbid, thick;" Old Church Slavonic blesti "to go astray." Figurative use from early 14c. Related: Blended; blending.
"mixture formed by blending," 1690s, from blend (v.).