mix (a substance) with another substance so that they combine together:blend the cornflour with a tablespoon of wateradd the grated cheese and blend well
(often as adjective blended) mix (different types of the same substance, such as tea, coffee, spirits, etc.) together so as to make a product of the desired quality:a blended whisky
put or combine (abstract things) together:I blend basic information for the novice with some scientific gardening for the more experienced (as noun blending)a blending of romanticism with a more detached modernism
merge (a colour) with another so that one is not clearly distinguishable from the other:blend and smudge the darker colours under the bottom lashes
[no object] form a harmonious combination:costumes, music, and lighting all blend together beautifully
(blend in/into) be an unobtrusive or harmonious part of a greater whole by being similar in appearance or behaviour:she would have to employ a permanent bodyguard in the house, someone who would blend in
a mixture of different substances or other things:the chutney is a blend of bananas, raisins, and gingerOntario offers a cultural blend you’ll find nowhere else on earth
a mixture of different types of the same substance:nearly all Scotch whiskies are blends
a word made up of parts of two other words and combining their meanings, for example motel from motor and hotel.
Middle English: probably of Scandinavian origin and related to Old Norse blanda 'to mix'