1. To baffle; to disconcert; to turn away; also, to obstruct; to hinder. [Obs.]
Ye should have somewhat blenched him therewith, yet he might and would of likelihood have gone
Sir T. More.
2. To draw back from; to deny from fear. [Obs.]
He now blenched what before he affirmed.
(Blench), n. A looking aside or askance. [Obs.]
These blenches gave my heart another youth.
(Blench), v. i. & t. [See 1st Blanch.] To grow or make pale. Barbour.
1. One who, or that which, scares another; specifically, a person stationed to prevent the escape of the
deer, at a hunt. See Blancher. [Obs.]
2. One who blenches, flinches, or shrinks back.
(Blench" hold`ing). (Law) See Blanch holding.
(Blend) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blended or Blent ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blending.] [OE. blenden, blanden,
AS. blandan to blend, mix; akin to Goth. blandan to mix, Icel. blanda, Sw. blanda, Dan. blande,
OHG. blantan to mis; to unknown origin.]
1. 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.
2. To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain. [Obs.] Spenser.
Syn. To commingle; combine; fuse; merge; amalgamate; harmonize.
(Blend) v. i. To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other, as
There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.
(Blend), n. 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.
(Blend), v. t. [AS. blendan, from blind blind. See Blind, a.] To make blind, literally or figuratively; to
dazzle; to deceive. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Blende) n. [G., fr. blenden to blind, dazzle, deceive, fr. blind blind. So called either in allusion
to its dazzling luster; or (Dana) because, though often resembling galena, it yields no lead. Cf. Sphalerite.]
(Min.) (a) A mineral, called also sphalerite, and by miners mock lead, false galena, and black-jack.
It is a zinc sulphide, but often contains some iron. Its color is usually yellow, brown, or black, and its
luster resinous. (b) A general term for some minerals, chiefly metallic sulphides which have a somewhat
brilliant but nonmetallic luster.
(Blend"er) n. One who, or that which, blends; an instrument, as a brush, used in blending.