1. The act of mingling.
2. (Paint.) The method of laying on different tints so that they may mingle together while wet, and shade
into each other insensibly. Weale.
(Blend"ous) a. Pertaining to, consisting of, or containing, blende.
(Blend"wa`ter) n. A distemper incident to cattle, in which their livers are affected. Crabb.
(Blen"heim span"iel) [So called from Blenheim House, the seat of the duke of Marlborough,
in England.] A small variety of spaniel, kept as a pet.
(Blenk), v. i. To blink; to shine; to look. [Obs.]
(Blen"ni*oid Blen"ni*id) a. [Blenny + -oid] (Zoöl.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the blennies.
(Blen*nog"e*nous) a. [Gr. mucus + -genous.] Generating mucus.
(||Blen`nor*rhe"a) n. [Gr. mucus + to flow.] (Med.) (a) An inordinate secretion and
discharge of mucus. (b) Gonorrhea. Dunglison.
(Blen"ny) n.; pl. Blennies [L. blennius, blendius, blendea, Gr. , fr. slime, mucus.] (Zoöl.)
A marine fish of the genus Blennius or family Blenniidæ; so called from its coating of mucus. The
species are numerous.
(Blent) imp. & p. p. of Blend to mingle. Mingled; mixed; blended; also, polluted; stained.
Rider and horse, friend, foe, in one red burial blent.
(Blent), imp. & p. p. of Blend to blind. Blinded. Also 3d sing. pres. Blindeth. [Obs.]
(||Bles"bok) n. [D., fr. bles a white spot on the forehead + bok buck.] (Zoöl.) A South African
antelope having a large white spot on the forehead.
(Bless) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blessed or Blest; p. pr. & vb. n. Blessing.] [OE. blessien, bletsen,
AS. bletsian, bledsian, bloedsian, fr. bld blood; prob. originally to consecrate by sprinkling with blood.
1. To make or pronounce holy; to consecrate
And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it.
Gen. ii. 3.
2. To make happy, blithesome, or joyous; to confer prosperity or happiness upon; to grant divine favor to.
The quality of mercy is . . . twice blest;
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
It hath pleased thee to bless the house of thy servant, that it may continue forever before thee.
xvii. 27 (R. V. )
3. To express a wish or prayer for the happiness of; to invoke a blessing upon; applied to persons.
Bless them which persecute you.
Rom. xii. 14.