blend

blend
blend1 [ blend ] verb
1. ) transitive to mix different foods or other substances together:
Blend the butter and the sugar together.
blend something with something: bio-fuel blended with standard diesel
blend something into something: Blend three drops of rosemary oil into the mixture.
a ) intransitive to join with another substance to form a mixture:
The ingredients had blended into a sticky mess.
2. ) transitive to combine different tastes, styles, qualities, etc. in a way that is attractive or effective:
Their music blends jazz and pop in a stylish contemporary sound.
a ) intransitive to be combined with other things in an attractive or effective way:
blend with: The sweetness of the yogurt blends nicely with the sharpness of the lemons.
,blend `in phrasal verb intransitive
if someone or something blends in, they are similar to the other people, objects, buildings, etc. around them, and so they seem appropriate or you do not notice them:
blend in with: The new library blends in perfectly with the surrounding buildings.
Security men were trying to blend in with the crowd.
`blend ,into phrasal verb transitive
blend into something to seem to gradually change into something else:
Her dreams had a way of blending into her waking thoughts.
blend
blend 2 [ blend ] noun count
1. ) a combination of different tastes, styles, qualities, etc. that produces an attractive or effective result:
a delicious blend of sweet and sour spices
2. ) a mixture of different types of tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks, or tobacco
3. ) LINGUISTICS a word formed by combining parts of two other words, for example brunch is a mixture of breakfast and lunch

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • blend — blend·er; horn·blend·ite; horn·blend·iza·tion; in·ter·blend; poly·blend; blend; …   English syllables

  • 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

  • Blend — heißt in der Grundbedeutung das Mischen, Vermischen oder Vermengen verschiedener Zutaten oder Sorten einer Substanz. Der Begriff wird in verschiedenen Bereichen verwendet: bei Whisky, siehe Blend (Whisky) für Tabakmischungen für Teemischungen bei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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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