|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|
|3.||[ verb ] blend or harmonize|
"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|
"`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|
|Related terms:||combination combination homogenization confluence|