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.
- To combine or mix so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another: "He has no difficulty blending his two writing careers: novels and films” ( Charles E. Claffey).
- To combine (varieties or grades) to obtain a mixture of a particular character, quality, or consistency: blend tobaccos.
- To form a uniform mixture: "The smoke blended easily into the odor of the other fumes” ( Norman Mailer).
- To become merged into one; unite.
- To create a harmonious effect or result: picked a tie that blended with the jacket. See Synonyms at mix.
- The act of blending.
- Something, such as an effect or a product, that is created by blending: "His face shows, as he stares at the fire, a blend of fastidiousness and intransigence” ( John Fowles). See Synonyms at mixture.
- Linguistics A word produced by combining parts of other words, as smog from smoke and fog.