- a simple past tense and past participle of 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.
Origin of blend
Synonyms for blend
Antonyms for blend
Related Words for blentmixture, combination, fusion, concoction, brew, synthesis, amalgam, mingle, merge, synthesize, fuse, combine, integrate, meld, complement, fit, commixture, amalgamation, union, composite
Examples from the Web for blent
Historical Examples of blent
He caught the note of incredulity in her voice, but missed the note of relief with which it was blent.Captain Blood
"You moved from Blent," Duplay reminded him, stung to a sudden malice.
The question was no longer who should have Blent, but where they should have dinner.
They had not been wont to come at Blent, nor had his affair with Janie Iver created them.
Blent or no Blent, he was a man who could make himself felt.
- archaic, or literary a past participle of blend
- 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
- 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
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.).