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Inflections of ' ' ( blend ): ( v ⇒ conjugate) blends v 3rd person singular blending v pres p verb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." blended v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." blent v past verb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." blended v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." blent v past p verb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 blend /blɛnd/
USA pronunciation v.
to mix smoothly together: Blend the flour and eggs together. [~ + object + and + object ] Blend the eggs with the flour. [~ + object + with + object ] Oil and water do not blend. [no object ]
to prepare by mixing various types or varieties: [~ + object ] I blend this tea by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
to fit or combine in a pleasing way: Their voices blend beautifully. [no object ] The houses were designed to blend with the foliage. [~ + with + object ] She blends right in with her new department. [~ + in ]
to have no visible separation into parts: The blue sea and the blue sky seemed to blend. [no object ] The turtle's shell blended into the mud, making it almost invisible. [~ + into + object ] n.
[ countable ]
a mixture produced by blending: a blend of coffee. Linguisticsa word made or formed by putting together parts of other words, as motel, made from motor and hotel, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 blend
(blend), USA pronunciation v., blend•ed or blent, blend•ing, n. v.t.
to mix smoothly and inseparably together: to blend the ingredients in a recipe.
to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality: Blend a little red paint with the blue paint.
to prepare by such mixture: This tea is blended by mixing chamomile with pekoe.
Phoneticsto pronounce (an utterance) as a combined sequence of sounds. v.i.
to mix or intermingle smoothly and inseparably: I can't get the eggs and cream to blend.
to fit or relate harmoniously; accord; go: The brown sofa did not blend with the purple wall.
to have no perceptible separation: Sea and sky seemed to blend. n.
an act or manner of blending: tea of our own blend.
a mixture or kind produced by blending: a special blend of rye and wheat flours.
Oceanography, Linguistics a word made by putting together parts of other words, as [Ling. ] motel, made from motor and hotel, brunch, from breakfast and lunch, or guesstimate, from guess and estimate. Phoneticsa sequence of two or more consonant sounds within a syllable, as the bl in blend; consonant cluster.
1250–1300; Middle English blenden, Old English blendan to mix, for blandan; cognate with Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan to mix
1. compound. See See corresponding entry in Unabridged mix. 1, 5. mingle, commingle, combine, amalgamate, unite. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 5. coalesce. See corresponding entry in Unabridged 8, 9. combination, amalgamation. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
1, 5. separate. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
blend / blɛnd/ vb to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly ( transitive) to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a particular flavour, consistency, etc ( intransitive) to look good together; harmonize ( intransitive) (esp of colours) to shade imperceptibly into each other n a mixture or type produced by blending the act of blending Also called: portmanteau word a word formed by joining together the beginning and the end of two other words: "brunch" is a blend of "breakfast" and "lunch" Etymology: Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan
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