Meaningn 1: an occurrence of thorough mixing
2: 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" [syn:
portmanteau word, portmanteau]
3: the act of blending components together thoroughly [syn: blending]
v 1: combine into one; "blend the nuts and raisins together"; "he
blends in with the crowd"; "We don't intermingle much"
[syn: intermix, immingle, intermingle]
2: blend or harmonize; "This flavor will blend with those in
your dish"; "This sofa won't go with the chairs" [syn: go,
3: mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"
[syn: flux, mix, conflate, commingle, immix, fuse,
coalesce, meld, combine, merge]