blend

[blend]

verb (used with object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.

verb (used without object), blend·ed or blent, blend·ing.

noun


Origin of blend

1250–1300; Middle English blenden, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan; cognate with Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan to mix
Related formsnon·blend·ed, adjectivenon·blend·ing, adjective, nounre·blend, verb, re·blend·ed or re·blent, re·blend·ing.un·blend·ed, adjectivewell-blend·ed, adjective

Synonyms for blend

1. compound. See mix. 1, 5. mingle, commingle, combine, amalgamate, unite. 5. coalesce. 8, 9. combination, amalgamation.

Antonyms for blend

1, 5. separate.
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blend

verb

to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
(tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
(intr) to look good together; harmonize
(intr) (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"

Word Origin for blend

Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan
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Word Origin and History for blending

blend

v.

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.

blend

n.

"mixture formed by blending," 1690s, from blend (v.).

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