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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blending  \Blend"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  mingling. 
 
  2.  (Paint.)  The  method  of  laying  on  different  tints  so  that 
  they  may  mingle  together  while  wet,  and  shade  into  each 
  other  insensibly.  --Weale. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blending 
  adj  :  combining  or  mixing  [syn:  {merging},  {mingling}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  blending  components  together  thoroughly  [syn:  {blend}] 
  2:  a  gradation  involving  small  or  imperceptible  differences 
  between  grades  [syn:  {shading}] 




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