blends, blending, blended
1) V-RECIP-ERG If you blend substances together or if they blend, you mix them together so that they become one substance.

[V n with n] Blend the butter with the sugar and beat until light and creamy...

[V pl-n] Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth cream...

[pl-n V] Put the soap and water in a pan and leave to stand until they have blended...

[V-ed] Most whiskies are blended whiskies. [Also V]

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, usu N of n A blend of things is a mixture or combination of them that is useful or pleasant.

The public areas offer a subtle blend of traditional charm with modern amenities.

...a blend of wine and sparkling water...

He makes up his own blends of flour.

3) V-RECIP When colours, sounds, or styles blend, they come together or are combined in a pleasing way.

[pl-n V] You could paint the walls and ceilings the same colour so they blend together.

[V with n] ...the picture, furniture and porcelain collections that blend so well with the house itself.

4) VERB If you blend ideas, policies, or styles, you use them together in order to achieve something.

[V n with n] His `cosmic vision' is to blend Christianity with `the wisdom of all world religions'.

[V n] ...a band that blended jazz, folk and classical music.

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English dictionary. 2008.


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  • blend — /blend/, v., blended or blent, blending, n. v.t. 1. to mix smoothly and inseparably together: to blend the ingredients in a recipe. 2. to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality: Blend a little red paint with …   Universalium

  • blend — blend·er; horn·blend·ite; horn·blend·iza·tion; in·ter·blend; poly·blend; blend; …   English syllables

  • blend — [blend] noun [C] I 1) a combination of different tastes, styles, or qualities that produces an attractive or effective result a blend of modern and traditional Portuguese songs[/ex] 2) a mixture of different types of tea, coffee, alcoholic drinks …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Blend — heißt in der Grundbedeutung das Mischen, Vermischen oder Vermengen verschiedener Zutaten oder Sorten einer Substanz. Der Begriff wird in verschiedenen Bereichen verwendet: bei Whisky, siehe Blend (Whisky) für Tabakmischungen für Teemischungen bei …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • blend — /blɛnd / (say blend) verb (t) 1. to mix smoothly and inseparably together. 2. to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality. 3. to prepare by such mixture. 4. to prepare (food) using a blender. –verb (i) 5. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Blend — (bl[e^]nd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Blended} or {Blent} (bl[e^]nt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blending}.] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blend — [n] composite, mix alloy, amalgam, amalgamation, brew, combination, commixture, composite, compound, concoction, fusion, interfusion, intermixture, mixture, synthesis, union; concept 432 Ant. natural element, separation blend [v1] mix amalgamate …   New thesaurus

  • blend — [blend] vt. blended or blent, blending [ME blenden < OE blendan & ON blanda, to mix < IE base * bhlendh , to glimmer indistinctly > BLIND, BLUNDER] 1. to mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), esp. so as to produce a desired… …   English World dictionary

  • Blend — Blend, v. 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. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blend — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blend — Blend, v. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See {Blind}, a.] To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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