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Alloy vs. Blend

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Alloynoun

A metal that is a combination of two or more elements, at least one of which is a metal.

Blendnoun

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.’;

Alloynoun

(archaic) A metal of lesser value, mixed with a metal of greater value.

‘gold without alloy’;

Blendnoun

(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.’;

Alloynoun

An admixture; something added which stains, taints etc.

Blendverb

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

‘To make hummus you need to blend chickpeas, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic.’;

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Alloynoun

(figurative) Fusion, marriage, combination.

Blendverb

(intransitive) To be mingled or mixed.

Alloyverb

To mix or combine; often used of metals.

Blendverb

(obsolete) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance.

‘to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper’;

Blendverb

To mix or mingle together; esp. to mingle, combine, or associate so that the separate things mixed, or the line of demarcation, can not be distinguished. Hence: To confuse; to confound.

‘Blending the grand, the beautiful, the gay.’;

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Alloyverb

(figurative) To impair or debase by mixture.

‘to alloy pleasure with misfortunes’;

Blendverb

To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.

Alloynoun

Any combination or compound of metals fused together; a mixture of metals; for example, brass, which is an alloy of copper and zinc. But when mercury is one of the metals, the compound is called an amalgam.

Blendverb

To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as colors.

‘There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.’;

Alloynoun

The quality, or comparative purity, of gold or silver; fineness.

Blendverb

To make blind, literally or figuratively; to dazzle; to deceive.

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Alloynoun

A baser metal mixed with a finer.

‘Fine silver is silver without the mixture of any baser metal. Alloy is baser metal mixed with it.’;

Blendnoun

A thorough mixture of one thing with another, as color, tint, etc., into another, so that it cannot be known where one ends or the other begins.

Alloynoun

Admixture of anything which lessens the value or detracts from; as, no happiness is without alloy.

Blendnoun

an occurrence of thorough mixing

Alloyverb

To reduce the purity of by mixing with a less valuable substance; as, to alloy gold with silver or copper, or silver with copper.

Blendnoun

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’;

Alloyverb

To mix, as metals, so as to form a compound.

Blendnoun

the act of blending components together thoroughly

Alloyverb

To abate, impair, or debase by mixture; to allay; as, to alloy pleasure with misfortunes.

Blendverb

combine into one;

‘blend the nuts and raisins together’; ‘he blends in with the crowd’; ‘We don't intermingle much’;

Alloyverb

To form a metallic compound.

‘Gold and iron alloy with ease.’;

Blendverb

blend or harmonize;

‘This flavor will blend with those in your dish’; ‘This sofa won't go with the chairs’;

Alloynoun

a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten;

‘brass is an alloy of zinc and copper’;

Blendverb

mix together different elements;

‘The colors blend well’;

Alloynoun

the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something

Alloyverb

lower in value by increasing the base-metal content

Alloyverb

make an alloy of

Alloy

An alloy is an admixture of metals, or a metal combined with one or more other elements. For example, combining the metallic elements gold and copper produces red gold, gold and silver becomes white gold, and silver combined with copper produces sterling silver.

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