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Verb
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blended, past participle; blends, 3rd person singular present; blending, present participle; blended, past tense;
  1. Mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together as a mass
    • - blend the cornstarch with a tablespoon of water
    • - add the grated cheese and blend well
  2. Mix (different types of the same substance, such as tea, coffee, liquor, etc.) together so as to make a product of the desired quality
    • - a blended whiskey
  3. Put or combine (abstract things) together
    • - blend basic information for the novice with some scientific gardening for the more experienced
    • - a blending of romanticism with a more detached modernism
  4. Merge (a color) with another so that one is not clearly distinguishable from the other

  5. Form a harmonious combination
    • - costumes, music, and lighting all blend together beautifully
  6. Be unobtrusive or harmonious by being similar in appearance or behavior
    • - she would have to employ a permanent bodyguard in the house, someone who would blend in
Noun
  1. A mixture of different things or people
    • - knitting yarns in mohair blends
  2. A mixture of different types or grades of a substance, such as tea, coffee, whiskey, etc

  3. A combination of different abstract things or qualities
    • - a blend of Caribbean and African rhythms
    • - Ontario offers a cultural blend you'll find nowhere else on earth
  4. A word made up of the parts of others and combining their meanings, for example motel from motor and hotel


  1. an occurrence of thorough mixing
  2. combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
  3. a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings; "`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'"; "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'"; "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"
  4. blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
  5. the act of blending components together thoroughly
  6. mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
  7. In linguistics, a blend is a word formed from parts of two or more other words. These parts are sometimes, but not always, morphemes.
  8. Blend is the BoDeans sixth studio album, and was released in 1996.
  9. Blender is a free 3D graphics application that can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water and smoke simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, including video ...
  10. The Blend is a mixed music channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio, broadcasting on XM channel 25, Sirius channel 2 and Dish Network 6002. ...
  11. (The Blending (novel series)) The Blending is a fantasy series by Sharon Green. There are five novels in The Blending series, and an additional three novels in The Blending Enthroned. The covers for all the books were illustrated by renowned artist Thomas Canty. ...
  12. (blended) A term applied to an element of a coin (design, date, lettering, etc.) that is worn into another element or the surrounding field.
  13. (Blended) (also known as hybrid) learning: Blended learning is a a combination of both face-to-face classroom meetings combined with online learning typically based in a learning management system.  The ratio of classroom to online time varies.
  14. (Blended) A chocolate bar containing more than one variety and/or region of cacao bean.
  15. (Blended) A state of mental confusion. "Damn, trying to figure out who's who on HBO's The Wire left me blended."(wpr)
  16. (Blended) Any coffee or espresso drink blended with ice (as opposed to served iced)
  17. (Blended) Blends of straight whiskey, neutral grain spirits and other stuff, such as sweetners and color additives.
  18. (Blended) Current rage in eLearning circles. Means using more than one learning medium, generally adding an instructor component to web-based training. Duh! Blended is only a revelation for people who had been trying to do everything with just one tool the computer. ...
  19. (Blended) Most commercially available honey is blended, meaning that it is a mixture of two or more honeys differing in floral source, color, flavor, density, or geographic origin (NHB 2003).
  20. (Blended) [two or more feed ingredients] combined; blending does not imply a uniformity of dispersion.
  21. (Blending) 1.  To combine the sounds represented by letters to pronounce a word; sound out.  2.  The joining of sounds represented by two or more letters with minimal change in those sounds, as / gr / in grow, / spl / in splash; consonant cluster.  Cp. Digraph (def. 1); cluster (def. 2) 3. ...
  22. (Blending) Mixing together two different wines to create a blended wine which has flavors of both of the original wines. Classic Bordeaux, for example, is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot.
  23. (Blending) In graphics: The process of mixing colors from different sources, usually using an alpha channel.
  24. (Blending) Mixing of two compatible fuels having different properties in order to produce an intermediate fuel.
  25. (Blending) Combining parts of a spoken word into a whole representation of the word. For example, /s/ /t/ /o/ /p/ can be blended together to form the word STOP .