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blend

mix inseparably together: blend the sauce; compound; mingle; combine; unite
Not to be confused with:
bland – soothing; affable, mild amiable; not highly flavored; tasteless; unemotional: a bland response
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blend

 (blĕnd)
v. blend·ed or blent (blĕnt), blend·ing, blends
v.tr.
1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: blended the flour, milk, and eggs; blend gasoline with ethanol.
2. To combine (varieties or grades of the same substance) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend coffees.
3. To combine (different elements) into a single entity: a career that blends medicine and engineering. See Synonyms at mix.
v.intr.
1. To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes" (Norman Mailer).
2. To be unobtrusive or harmonious by resembling the surroundings or behaving like others in a group. Often used with in: a female pheasant is brown and blends in with its nesting ground.
3. To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket.
n.
1.
a. The act of blending: the writer's unique blend of fantasy and physics.
b. Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: "His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence" (John Fowles).
2. Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.

[Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-; see bhel- in Indo-European roots.]
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blend

(blɛnd)
vb
1. to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly
2. (tr) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc
3. (intr) to look good together; harmonize
4. (intr) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other
n
5. a mixture or type produced by blending
6. the act of blending
7. (Linguistics) 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".
[Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan]
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blend

(blɛnd)
v.t.
1. to mix smoothly and inseparably.
2. to prepare by mixing various sorts or grades: I blend this tea by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
v.i.
3. to intermingle smoothly and inseparably.
4. to fit or relate harmoniously: The voices blend well.
5. to have no perceptible separation: Sea and sky seemed to blend.
n.
6. a mixture or kind produced by blending.
7. a word made by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate.
8. a sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; cluster.
[1250–1300; Middle English, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan]
syn: See mix.
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blend

- A combination of different types or grades of fabric, spirits, tea, tobacco, etc.
See also related terms for tobacco.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

Blend

 a mixture which is mingled inseparably—Wilkes.
Examples: blend of coffee; of tea.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

blend


Past participle: blended
Gerund: blending

Imperative
blend
blend
Present
I blend
you blend
he/she/it blends
we blend
you blend
they blend
Preterite
I blended
you blended
he/she/it blended
we blended
you blended
they blended
Present Continuous
I am blending
you are blending
he/she/it is blending
we are blending
you are blending
they are blending
Present Perfect
I have blended
you have blended
he/she/it has blended
we have blended
you have blended
they have blended
Past Continuous
I was blending
you were blending
he/she/it was blending
we were blending
you were blending
they were blending
Past Perfect
I had blended
you had blended
he/she/it had blended
we had blended
you had blended
they had blended
Future
I will blend
you will blend
he/she/it will blend
we will blend
you will blend
they will blend
Future Perfect
I will have blended
you will have blended
he/she/it will have blended
we will have blended
you will have blended
they will have blended
Future Continuous
I will be blending
you will be blending
he/she/it will be blending
we will be blending
you will be blending
they will be blending
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blending
you have been blending
he/she/it has been blending
we have been blending
you have been blending
they have been blending
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blending
you will have been blending
he/she/it will have been blending
we will have been blending
you will have been blending
they will have been blending
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blending
you had been blending
he/she/it had been blending
we had been blending
you had been blending
they had been blending
Conditional
I would blend
you would blend
he/she/it would blend
we would blend
you would blend
they would blend
Past Conditional
I would have blended
you would have blended
he/she/it would have blended
we would have blended
you would have blended
they would have blended
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

blend

To combine ingredients with a spoon, beater or electric blender until a uniform mixture is achieved.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.blend - an occurrence of thorough mixingblend - an occurrence of thorough mixing  
mix, mixture - an event that combines things in a mixture; "a gradual mixture of cultures"
2.blend - 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"
motel - a motor hotel
neologism, neology, coinage - a newly invented word or phrase
brunch - combination breakfast and lunch; usually served in late morning
shopaholic - a compulsive shopper; "shopaholics can never resist a bargain"
workaholic - person with a compulsive need to work
smog, smogginess - air pollution by a mixture of smoke and fog
dandle - move (a baby) up and down in one's arms or on one's knees
3.blend - the act of blending components together thoroughlyblend - the act of blending components together thoroughly
compounding, combining, combination - the act of combining things to form a new whole
conflux, merging, confluence - a flowing together
homogenisation, homogenization - the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition; "the homogenization of cream"; "the network's homogenization of political news"
Verb1.blend - combine into oneblend - combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
amalgamate, commix, mingle, unify, mix - to bring or combine together or with something else; "resourcefully he mingled music and dance"
commingle - mix or blend; "His book commingles sarcasm and sadness"
2.blend - blend or harmonizeblend - blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs"
fit, go - be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired; "This piece won't fit into the puzzle"
accord, concord, fit in, harmonise, harmonize, consort, agree - go together; "The colors don't harmonize"; "Their ideas concorded"
3.blend - mix together different elementsblend - mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
change integrity - change in physical make-up
gauge - mix in specific proportions; "gauge plaster"
absorb - cause to become one with; "The sales tax is absorbed into the state income tax"
meld, melt - lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually; "Hundreds of actors were melting into the scene"
mix in, blend in - cause (something) to be mixed with (something else); "At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts"
accrete - grow together (of plants and organs); "After many years the rose bushes grew together"
conjugate - unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
admix - mix or blend; "Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils"
alloy - make an alloy of
syncretise, syncretize - become fused
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blend

verb
2. go well, match, fit, suit, go with, correspond, complement, coordinate, tone in, harmonize, cohere Make sure all the patches blend together
3. mix, link, combine, integrate, merge, put together, fuse, unite, synthesize, marry, amalgamate a band that blended jazz, folk and classical music
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blend

verb
1. To put together into one mass so that the constituent parts are more or less homogeneous:
2. To combine and adapt in order to attain a particular effect:
noun
Something produced by mixing:
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Translations
مَزيجٌ، خَليطٌيَمْزِجُ، يَخْلُطُ
laditmíchatsměs
blandeblanding
mezclamezclarpalabra compuestacombinar
sulama
blanda
derintismikserismišinyssumaišyti
maisījumssajauktsajauktiessamaisītsaplūst
mešanicamešati seskladati sezmešati

blend

[blend]
A. Nmezcla f
B. VT [+ teas, food etc] → mezclar; [+ colours] → mezclar, combinar
C. VI (= harmonize) → armonizar (with con) to blend in witharmonizarse con
to blend into [colour] → fundirse con
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blend

[ˈblɛnd]
nmélange m
vt [+ ingredients] → mélanger
vi [colours, ingredients] → se mélanger, se fondre
to blend together → se confondre
to blend in with sth (= become part of) → se marier à qch; [+ become indistinguishable from] → se fondre à qch
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blend

nMischung f; (of whiskies also)Blend m; a blend of teaeine Teemischung
vt
teas, colours etc(ver)mischen; culturesvermischen, miteinander verbinden; to blend a building (in) with its surroundingsein Gebäude seiner Umgebung anpassen
(Cook: = stir) → einrühren; (in blender) liquidsmixen; semisolidspürieren
vi
(= mix together, teas, whiskies) → sich vermischen, sich mischen lassen; (voices, colours)verschmelzen; sea and sky seemed to blend into one anotherMeer und Himmel schienen ineinander überzugehen or miteinander zu verschmelzen
(also blend in: = go together, harmonize) → harmonieren (with mit), passen (with zu)
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blend

[blɛnd]
1. n (gen) → mescolanza, miscuglio; (of tea, whisky) → miscela; (of tobacco) → mistura
2. vt (teas) → mischiare; (colours) → mescolare, mischiare (Culin) → amalgamare
3. vi (harmonize) to blend (with) (gen) → mescolarsi (a); (sounds, perfumes) → confondersi (con); (styles) → essere in armonia (con); (opinions, races, colours) → fondersi (con)
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

blend

(blend) verb
to mix together. Blend the eggs and milk together; These two colours blend well.
noun
a mixture.
ˈblender noun
a machine for mixing things together, especially in cooking.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

blend

n. mezcla;
vt. mezclar, combinar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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When reprocessing these blends into products it is difficult to obtain good mechanical and optical properties due to the immiscibility of the components.