what is difference between blend and intermix
From Middle English blenden, either from Old English blandan, blondan, ġeblandan, ġeblendan or from Old Norse blanda (“to blend, mix”) (which was originally a strong verb with the present-tense stem blend; compare blendingr (“a blending, a mixture; a half-breed”)), whence also Danish blande, or from a blend of the Old English and Old Norse terms; both ultimately from Proto-Germanic *blandaną (“to blend; mix; combine”). Compare Middle Dutch blanden (“to mix”), Gothic ???????????????????????????? (blandan), Old Church Slavonic блєсти (blesti, “to go astray”).
- enPR: blĕnd, IPA(key): /blɛnd/
- Rhymes: -ɛnd
- Homophone: blende
blend (plural blends)
- A mixture of two or more things.
- Their music has been described as a blend of jazz and heavy metal.
- Our department has a good blend of experienced workers and young promise.
- (linguistics) A word formed by combining two other words; a grammatical contamination, portmanteau word.
- The word brunch is a blend of the words breakfast and lunch.
- (mixture): combination, mix, mixture
- (in linguistics): frankenword, portmanteau, portmanteau word
blend (third-person singular simple present blends, present participle blending, simple past and past participle blended or (poetic) blent)
- (transitive) To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.
- (intransitive) To be mingled or mixed.
- There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.
- 1817, John Keats, Happy is England!
- To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent
- (obsolete) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Spenser to this entry?)
- For quotations using this term, see Citations:blend.
- (to mix; to unite intimately): See also Thesaurus:homogenize, Thesaurus:mix, and Thesaurus:coalesce
- blend in
- blenk (Ripuarian; now chiefly western dialects)
- blond, blönd (Eifel)
From Old High German blind, northern variant of blint.
- IPA(key): /blent/
blend (masculine blenne or blende, feminine blenn or blend, comparative blenner or blender, superlative et blendste)
- (Moselle Franconian, some dialects of Ripuarian) blind; unable to see
- The inflected forms with -nn- are used in those dialects in which blend is the inherited form (Moselle Franconian, southern Ripuarian). The forms with -nd- are used in Ripuarian to the extent to which inherited blenk has been replaced with blend.
- first-person singular present indicative of blenden
- imperative of blenden
inter- + mix
intermix (third-person singular simple present intermixes, present participle intermixing, simple past and past participle intermixed)
- (transitive) To mix together; to intermingle or blend.
intermix (plural intermixes)
- An intermixture; the product of mixing together