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Blend - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Blend' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Blend [ a.]
- To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.
2 . 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.
3 . Blend [ v. i.]
- To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors.
4 . Blend [ v. t.]
- To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound.
- To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

Meaning of 'Blend' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . blend [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
Example in sentence:
  • `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau;
  • `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel';
  • `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'
2 . blend [ v]
Meaning (2):
- combine into one
Example in sentence:
  • blend the nuts and raisins together;
  • he blends in with the crowd;
  • We don't intermingle much
Meaning (3):
- mix together different elements
Example in sentence:
  • The colors blend well
Meaning (4):
- blend or harmonize
Example in sentence:
  • This flavor will blend with those in your dish;
  • This sofa won't go with the chairs