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  1. blend
    IPA[blend]
  2. verb

    • 1. mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together:

      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, or liquor) together so as to make a product of the desired quality:

      the tea is blended using leaves from estates in Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, and Indonesia my greatgrandfather blended whiskey in Coldstream, in the Scottish Borders
    • 3. put or combine (abstract things) together:

      blend basic information for the novice with some scientific gardening for the more experienced
    • 4. merge (a color) with another so that one is not clearly distinguishable from the other:

      blend and smudge the darker colors under the bottom lashes
    • 5. form a harmonious combination:

      costumes, music, and lighting all blend together beautifully
      Synonym : harmonize, go, go well, go together, fit (in), tone, be in tune, dovetail, coordinate, team, accord, be compatible, match, suit, complement, set off
    • 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 qualities:

      Ontario offers a cultural blend you'll find nowhere else on earth knitting yarns in mohair blends
    • 2. a mixture of different types of the same substance:

      nearly all Scotch whiskies are blends
    • 3. a word made up of the parts of others and combining their meanings, for example motel from motor and hotel.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: blend, plural noun: blends

    • v.: verb: blend, 3rd person present: blends, gerund or present participle: blending, past tense: blended, past participle: blended

    • verb

      mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together:

      mix (different types of the same substance, such as tea, coffee, or spirits) together so as to make a product of the desired quality:

    • noun

      a mixture of different substances or other things:

      a mixture of different types of the same substance:

    • noun

      a family consisting of a couple and their children from this and all previous relationships.
    • noun

      a type of whiskey produced using a combination of whiskies from different malt and grain distilleries.
    • noun

      a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching:
    • noun

      a type of whisky produced using a combination of whiskies from different malt and grain distilleries.
    • noun

      a style of education in which students learn via electronic and online media as well as traditional face-to-face teaching:
    • noun

      a family consisting of a couple, the children they have had together, and their children from previous relationships.
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