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blending

noun

  1. (combination)  the act of blending components together thoroughly
    Synonyms: blend. Type of: combination
  2. (gradation)  a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    Synonyms: shading. Type of: gradation

verb

  1. (commix)  to combine into one
    Synonyms: immingle, intermingle, intermix. Type of: commix
  2. (harmonize)  to blend or harmonize
    Synonyms: blend in, go. Type of: harmonize. Similar to: fit
  3. (change integrity)  to mix together different elements
    Synonyms: coalesce, combine, comingle, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix,...

Etymology summary

Middle English blenden, either from Old English blandan, blondan or from Old...
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Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

inosculation | inosculate | blending [synonym, sense-specific] | blend [synonym, sense-specific]

[physiology] (of small blood vessels) the act of communicating by anastomosis | the act of uniting or being united so as to be continuous; blending | ... (24 of 264 words, 6 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

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blend | blent [archaic, literary, past participle] | portmanteau word [synonym, sense-specific] | harmonize [synonym, sense-specific]

to mix or mingle (components) together thoroughly | [transitive] to mix (different grades or varieties of tea, whisky, tobacco, etc) to produce a ... (22 of 593 words, 7 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wikipedia:

Blending [disambiguation]

may refer to: the process of mixing | Blending (alcohol production), a technique to produce alcoholic beverages by mixing different brews | Blending (linguistics), the process of forming a word from two or more letters that represent the sounds of a... (39 of 244 words, 14 definitions)

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Blend

a word formed from parts of two or more other words. These parts are sometimes, but not always, morphemes. Blends deal with the action of abridging and then combining various lexemes to form a new word. However, the process of defining which words are ... (44 of 1097 words)

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Blend (disambiguation)

a word formed from parts of two other words. Blend may also refer to: Blend (album), an album by BoDeans | .blend (file format), a file format used by the open-source 3D application Blender | Consonant blend, a group of consonants which have no ... (42 of 180 words, 15 definitions)

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Random House Dictionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle] | portmanteau word [sense-specific]

to mix smoothly and inseparably together. | to mix (various sorts or grades) in order to obtain a particular kind or quality. | to prepare by such ... (25 of 201 words, 11 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blend

American Heritage Dictionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another | To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a ... (25 of 173 words, 8 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

blend [verb] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

[transitive] to mix different foods or other substances together ; [intransitive] to join with another substance to form a mixture | [transitive] to ... (22 of 133 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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blend [countable] | blends [plural]

a combination of different tastes, styles, qualities etc that produces an attractive or effective result | a mixture of different types of tea, ... (22 of 77 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle]

to mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), especially so as to produce a desired flavor, color, grade, etc. | to mix or fuse thoroughly, so ... (26 of 127 words, 8 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

blending [yarn manufacturing]

in yarn production, process of combining fibres of different origins, length, thickness, or colour to make yarn. Blending is accomplished before ... (21 of 85 words)

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Wiktionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present] | blent [archaic, poetic, past tense] | combination [synonym, sense-specific] | mix [synonym, sense-specific] | mixture [synonym, sense-specific] | frankenword [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

A mixture of two or more things. | [linguistics] A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word. | [transitive] To mix. (24 of 76 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blend

Oxford Dictionary:

blend | blended | blend in/into | blent [literary, past tense]

mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together | (often as adjective "blended") : mix (different types of the same substance, ... (23 of 266 words, 9 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blend

Merriam-Webster:

blend [entry 1, verb] | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle] | mix [synonym, sense-specific] | amalgamate [synonym, sense-specific] | combine [synonym, sense-specific] | comingle [synonym, sense-specific] | commingle [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

"mix" ; especially, to combine or associate so that the separate constituents or the line of demarcation cannot be distinguished | to prepare by ... (23 of 198 words, 4 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blend

blend [entry 2, noun] | admixture [synonym, sense-specific] | alloy [synonym, sense-specific] | amalgam [synonym, sense-specific] | amalgamation [synonym, sense-specific] | cocktail [synonym, sense-specific] | combination [synonym, sense-specific] | composite [synonym, sense-specific] | compound [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

something produced by blending: as ; a product prepared by blending ; a word (as brunch) produced by combining other words or parts of words | a group ... (27 of 133 words, 2 definitions)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

blend [entry 1]

a mixture of different things or styles (7 of 28 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blend 1

blend [entry 2]

to mix or combine together (5 of 27 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/blend 2

Encarta Dictionary:

blend | blends [plural] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle]

to mix a substance with another substance so that the two do not readily separate | to create a food or beverage by mixing different types of the same ... (28 of 238 words, 8 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861591134​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English blenden, either from Old English blandan, blondan or from Old Norse blanda ("to blend, mix") (which was originally a strong verb with the present-tense stem blend; compare blendingr ("a... (31 of 64 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

blend

First use: about 1300

Origin: in northern writers, from Old English (Mercian) blondan or Old Norse blanda "to mix", or a combination of both; perhaps from ... (23 of 57 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle]

Origin: Middle English blenden from Old English blendan and Old Norse blanda, to mix from Indo-European base *bhlendh-, to glimmer ... (19 of 23 etymology words)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English blenden, probably from Old Norse blanda, blend-; see bhel- [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

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Collins Dictionary:

blend

Origin: Old English blandan; related to blendan to deceive, Old Norse blanda, Old High German blantan

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blend

Oxford Dictionary:

blend | blended | blend in/into

Origin: Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Old Norse blanda "to mix"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/blend

Merriam-Webster:

blend [entry 1, verb] | blended [past tense] | blent [past tense] | blending [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, probably from Old Norse blend-, present stem of blanda to mix; akin to Old English blandan to mix, Lithuanian blandus impure, cloudy

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Encarta Dictionary:

blend | blends [plural] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Probably from Old Norse blend- "to mix"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861591134​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

blend | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blend"

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the Free Dictionary:

Blending

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blend

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Collins Dictionary:

blend

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

blend [verb] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blend"

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blend [countable] | blends [plural]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

blend [verb] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle] | blends [3rd-person singular present]

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blend [countable, noun] | blends [plural]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

blend [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "blend"

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Google Dictionary:

blend | blends [plural] | blended [past tense] | blending [present participle]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blend

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YourDictionary Audio:

blend

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freedictionary.org:

blend

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