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Blend vs. Compound

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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.’;

Compoundnoun

an enclosure within which workers, prisoners, or soldiers are confined

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.’;

Compoundnoun

a group of buildings situated close together, e.g. for a school or block of offices

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.’;

Compoundnoun

Anything made by combining several things.

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Blendverb

(intransitive) To be mingled or mixed.

Compoundnoun

A substance made from any combination elements.

Blendverb

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

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) A substance formed by chemical union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight.

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.’;

Compoundnoun

(linguistics) A lexeme that consists of more than one stem; compound word; for example laptop, formed from lap and top.

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Blendverb

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

Compoundnoun

(rail) a compound locomotive, a steam locomotive with both high-pressure and low-pressure cylinders.

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.’;

Compoundadjective

composed of elements; not simple

‘a compound word’;

Blendverb

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

Compoundadjective

(math) dealing with numbers of various denominations of quantity, or with processes more complex than the simple process

‘compound addition; compound proportion’;

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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.

Compoundadjective

(music) An octave higher than originally (i.e. a compound major second is equivalent to a major ninth).

Blendnoun

an occurrence of thorough mixing

Compoundverb

(transitive) To form (a resulting mixture) by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts.

‘to compound a medicine’;

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’;

Compoundverb

(transitive) To assemble (ingredients) into a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

Blendnoun

the act of blending components together thoroughly

Compoundverb

(transitive) To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

Blendverb

combine into one;

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

Compoundverb

To settle by agreeing on less than the claim, or on different terms than those stipulated.

‘to compound a debt’;

Blendverb

blend or harmonize;

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

Compoundverb

(transitive) To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise.

Blendverb

mix together different elements;

‘The colors blend well’;

Compoundverb

(intransitive) To come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

Compoundverb

To increase in value with interest, where the interest is earned on both the principal sum and prior earned interest.

Compoundverb

(transitive) To worsen a situation

Compoundnoun

In the East Indies, an inclosure containing a house, outbuildings, etc.

Compoundnoun

That which is compounded or formed by the union or mixture of elements ingredients, or parts; a combination of simples; a compound word; the result of composition.

‘Rare compound of oddity, frolic, and fun.’; ‘When the word "bishopric" was first made, it was made as a compound.’;

Compoundnoun

A union of two or more ingredients in definite proportions by weight, so combined as to form a distinct substance; as, water is a compound of oxygen and hydrogen.

Compoundverb

To form or make by combining different elements, ingredients, or parts; as, to compound a medicine.

‘Incapacitating him from successfully compounding a tale of this sort.’;

Compoundverb

To put together, as elements, ingredients, or parts, in order to form a whole; to combine, mix, or unite.

‘We have the power of altering and compounding those images into all the varieties of picture.’;

Compoundverb

To modify or change by combination with some other thing or part; to mingle with something else.

‘Only compound me with forgotten dust.’;

Compoundverb

To compose; to constitute.

‘His pomp and all what state compounds.’;

Compoundverb

To settle amicably; to adjust by agreement; to compromise; to discharge from obligation upon terms different from those which were stipulated; as, to compound a debt.

‘I pray, my lords, let me compound this strife.’;

Compoundverb

To effect a composition; to come to terms of agreement; to agree; to settle by a compromise; - usually followed by with before the person participating, and for before the thing compounded or the consideration.

‘Here's a fellow will help you to-morrow; . . . compound with him by the year.’; ‘They were at last glad to compound for his bare commitment to the Tower.’; ‘Cornwall compounded to furnish ten oxen after Michaelmas for thirty pounds.’; ‘Compound for sins they are inclined toBy damning those they have no mind to.’;

Compoundadjective

Composed of two or more elements, ingredients, parts; produced by the union of several ingredients, parts, or things; composite; as, a compound word.

‘Compound substances are made up of two or more simple substances.’;

Compoundnoun

(chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight

Compoundnoun

a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts

Compoundnoun

an enclosure of residences and other building (especially in the Orient)

Compoundverb

make more intense, stronger, or more marked;

‘The efforts were intensified’; ‘Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her’; ‘Potsmokers claim it heightens their awareness’; ‘This event only deepened my convictions’;

Compoundverb

put or add together;

‘combine resources’;

Compoundverb

calculate principal and interest

Compoundverb

create by mixing or combining

Compoundverb

combine so as to form a whole; mix;

‘compound the ingredients’;

Compoundadjective

of leaf shapes; of leaves composed of several similar parts or lobes

Compoundadjective

consisting of two or more substances or ingredients or elements or parts;

‘soap is a compound substance’; ‘housetop is a compound word’; ‘a blackberry is a compound fruit’;

Compoundadjective

composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony;

‘coral is a colonial organism’;

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