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Definition of "blend" []

  • 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). (verb-transitive)
  • To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos. (verb-transitive)
  • To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes” ( Norman Mailer). (verb-intransitive)
  • To become merged into one; unite. (verb-intransitive)
  • To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket. See Synonyms at mix. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blend" in a sentence
  • "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."
  • "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."
  • "We've something what we call blend and extend, where we look at our largest leases."