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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blend  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blend  \Blend\,  v.  t.  [AS.  blendan  from  blind  blind.  See 
  {Blind},  a.] 
  To  make  blind,  literally  or  figuratively;  to  dazzle;  to 
  deceive.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blend  \Blend\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blended}  or  {Blent};  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  origin.] 
  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.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  commingle;  combine;  fuse;  merge;  amalgamate; 
  harmonize. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blend 
  n  1:  an  occurrence  of  thorough  mixing 
  2:  a  word  formed  by  joining  two  others  (e.g.,  `smog'  is  a  blend 
  of  `smoke'  and  `fog')  [syn:  {portmanteau  word},  {portmanteau}] 
  3:  the  act  of  blending  components  together  thoroughly  [syn:  {blending}] 
  v  1:  combine  into  one  "blend  the  nuts  and  raising  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}, 
  {blend  in}] 
  3:  mix  together  different  elements;  "The  colors  blend  well"; 
  "fuse  the  clutter  of  detail  into  a  rich  narrative"--A. 
  Schlesinger  [syn:  {mix},  {conflate},  {commingle},  {immix}, 
  {fuse},  {coalesce},  {meld},  {combine},  {merge}] 




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