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  1. (verb-transitive) To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: "He has no difficulty blending his two writing careers: novels and films” ( Charles E. Claffey).
  2. (verb-transitive) To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos.
  3. (verb-intransitive) To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes” ( Norman Mailer).
  4. (verb-intransitive) To become merged into one; unite.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket. See Synonyms at mix.
  6. (noun) The act of blending.
  7. (noun) Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: "His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence” ( John Fowles). See Synonyms at mixture.
  8. (noun) Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. In popular use, the term blend is used for any word formed by shortening one word and combining what is left with all or part of another. - VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol II No 2
  2. Made with 38% merlot, 38% cabernet sauvignon, 12% cabernet franc and 12% petit verdot, this blend is a highly aromatic wine with aromas of black cherry, blackberry, blueberry jam, star anise and cinnamon. - LENNDEVOURS:
  3. We've something what we call blend and extend, where we look at our largest leases. - Home Page
  4. Herbal teas are very flexible in terms of ingredients and thus taste, and so a chocolate herbal blend is the most approachable type of chocolate-flavored tea. - On Chocolate Teas | Tea Derivations
  5. She said that garam masala could sub, so I took a halfway route and kind of guestimated how much of various spices to add to my garam masala (the Parsi spice blend is much bigger than a basic garam masala). - Sabzi Dhan Shak (Parsi Spicy Squash & Legume Stew)


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