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Blend

Blend

WordNet



noun


(1)   The act of blending components together thoroughly
(2)   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"
(3)   An occurrence of thorough mixing

verb


(4)   Mix together different elements
"The colors blend well"
(5)   Combine into one
"Blend the nuts and raisins together"
"He blends in with the crowd"
"We don't intermingle much"
(6)   Blend or harmonize
"This flavor will blend with those in your dish"
"This sofa won't go with the chairs"
Wiktonary



Etymology


From whence also Danish , or blondan. Cf. Gothic , Old Church Slavonic .

Noun


  1. A mixture of two or more things.
  2. A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.

Synonyms


Verb



  1. To mix.
    To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent - Keats, 1884