If you blend red and blue, you get purple. To blend is to mix together thoroughly. If you put this color in your hair, you'll blend with the people at a punk rock concert!

Used as a noun, the word blend means the thing you mixed together or the act of mixing something together. Purple is a blend of red and blue. When you see this word, picture the blender on your kitchen counter. If you use it to give ice cream, fruit and fruit juice a blend, it'll mix things together well to make a very tasty blend.

Definitions of blend
  1. verb
    mix together different elements
    “The colors blend well”
    synonyms: coalesce, combine, commingle, conflate, flux, fuse, immix, meld, merge, mix
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    mix in specific proportions
    cause to become one with
    meld, melt
    lose its distinct outline or shape; blend gradually
    blend in, mix in
    cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    grow together (of plants and organs)
    unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds
    mix or blend
    make an alloy of
    syncretise, syncretize
    become fused
    cut in
    mix in with cutting motions
    type of:
    change integrity
    change in physical make-up
  2. verb
    combine into one
    blend the nuts and raisins together”
    “he blends in with the crowd”
    synonyms: immingle, intermingle, intermix
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    mix or blend
    type of:
    amalgamate, commix, mingle, mix, unify
    bring or combine together or with something else
  3. verb
    blend or harmonize
    “This flavor will blend with those in your dish”
    synonyms: blend in, go
    fit, go
    be the right size or shape; fit correctly or as desired
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    accord, agree, comport, concord, consort, fit in, harmonise, harmonize
    be harmonious or consistent with
  4. noun
    the act of blending components together thoroughly
    synonyms: blending
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    confluence, conflux, merging
    a flowing together
    homogenisation, homogenization
    the act of making something homogeneous or uniform in composition
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    combination, combining, compounding
    the act of combining things to form a new whole
  5. noun
    an occurrence of thorough mixing
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    mix, mixture
    an event that combines things in a mixture
  6. noun
    a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    “`smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'”
    synonyms: portmanteau, portmanteau word
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    coinage, neologism, neology
    a newly invented word or phrase
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