Blend v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blended or Blent p. pr. & vb. n. Blending.]
1. 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.
Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay. --Percival.
2. To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain. [Obs.]
Syn: -- To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate; harmonize.
Blend v. i. To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors.
There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality. --Irving.
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.
Blend, v. t. To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive. [Obs.]
n 1: an occurrence of thorough mixing
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" [syn:
portmanteau word, portmanteau]
3: the act of blending components together thoroughly [syn: blending]
v 1: combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he
blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
[syn: intermix, immingle, intermingle]
2: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in
your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" [syn: go,
3: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
[syn: flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse,
coalesce, meld, combine, merge]