1. [ verb ] combine into one
Synonyms: immingle intermingle intermix

"blend the nuts and raisins together" "he blends in with the crowd" "We don't intermingle much"

Related terms: mix commingle admixture blender
2. [ noun ] an occurrence of thorough mixing
Related terms: mix
3. [ verb ] blend or harmonize
Synonyms: blend_in go

"This flavor will blend with those in your dish" "This sofa won't go with the chairs"

Related terms: harmonize fit
4. [ verb ] mix together different elements
Synonyms: mix merge fuse coalesce combine flux immix meld commingle conflate

"The colors blend well" "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger

Related terms: change_integrity blend_in absorb melt admix conjugate accrete gauge alloy syncretize stump assortment combination mixture mix concoction coalescence mix coalition fusion mixer flux
5. [ noun ] (linguistics) a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
Synonyms: portmanteau portmanteau_word

"`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'" "`motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'" "`brunch' is a well-known portmanteau"

Related terms: word neologism motel smog brunch shopaholic workaholic dandle
6. [ noun ] the act of blending components together thoroughly
Synonyms: blending
Related terms: combination combination homogenization confluence
Similar spelling:   blende