blend vs intermix what difference

what is difference between blend and intermix

English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: blĕnd, IPA(key): /blɛnd/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnd
  • Homophone: blende

Noun

blend (plural blends)

  1. 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.
  2. (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.

Synonyms

  • (mixture): combination, mix, mixture
  • (in linguistics): frankenword, portmanteau, portmanteau word

Translations

Verb

blend (third-person singular simple present blends, present participle blending, simple past and past participle blended or (poetic) blent)

  1. (transitive) To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.
  2. (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
  3. (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?)

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:blend.

Synonyms

  • (to mix; to unite intimately): See also Thesaurus:homogenize, Thesaurus:mix, and Thesaurus:coalesce

Derived terms

  • blender
  • blended
  • blend in
  • blendingly

Translations

References

Anagrams

  • L-bend

Central Franconian

Alternative forms

  • blenk (Ripuarian; now chiefly western dialects)
  • blond, blönd (Eifel)

Etymology

From Old High German blind, northern variant of blint.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /blent/

Adjective

blend (masculine blenne or blende, feminine blenn or blend, comparative blenner or blender, superlative et blendste)

  1. (Moselle Franconian, some dialects of Ripuarian) blind; unable to see

Usage notes

  • 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.

Dutch

Verb

blend

  1. first-person singular present indicative of blenden
  2. imperative of blenden


English

Etymology

inter- +‎ mix

Verb

intermix (third-person singular simple present intermixes, present participle intermixing, simple past and past participle intermixed)

  1. (transitive) To mix together; to intermingle or blend.

Derived terms

  • intermixture
  • intermixer
Translations

Noun

intermix (plural intermixes)

  1. An intermixture; the product of mixing together
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