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blemishless | blemishment | blench | blench holding | blencher | blend | blend in | blende | blended | blended whiskey | blended whisky



Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)


blendv. t. [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 origin.].
  •  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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.  Spenser.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate; harmonize.
blendv. 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."  [1913 Webster]
     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]
blendv. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See Blind, a.].
     To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]


blend, v. & n.
1 tr. a mix (esp. sorts of tea, spirits, tobacco, etc.) together to produce a desired flavour etc. b produce by this method (blended whisky).
2 intr. form a harmonious compound; become one.
3 a tr. & intr. (often foll. by with) mingle or be mingled (truth blended with lies; blends well with the locals). b tr. (often foll. by in, with) mix thoroughly.
4 intr. (esp. of colours): a pass imperceptibly into each other. b go well together; harmonize.
1 a a mixture, esp. of various sorts of tea, spirits, tobacco, fibre, etc. b a combination (of different abstract or personal qualities).
2 a portmanteau word.

ME prob. f. ON blanda mix



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VB mix, join, combine, commix, immix, intermix, mix up with, mingle, commingle, intermingle, bemingle, shuffle, pound together, hash up, stir up, knead, brew, impregnate with, interlard, intertwine, interweave, associate with, miscegenate, be mixed, get among, be entangled with, instill, imbue, infuse, suffuse, transfuse, infiltrate, dash, tinge, tincture, season, sprinkle, besprinkle, attemper, medicate, blend, cross, alloy, amalgamate, compound, adulterate, sophisticate, infect.


VB combine, unite, incorporate, amalgamate, embody, absorb, reembody, blend, merge, fuse, melt into one, consolidate, coalesce, centralize, impregnate, put together, lump together, cement a union, marry.

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