Blend vs Confection - What's the difference?

blend | confection |


As a proper noun blend

is .

As a noun confection is

a food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.

As a verb confection is

to make into a confection, prepare as a confection.

blend

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
  • (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

    Verb

  • To mingle; to mix; to unite intimately; to pass or shade insensibly into each other.
  • To be mingled or mixed.
  • * Irving
  • There is a tone of solemn and sacred feeling that blends with our conviviality.
  • * To feel no other breezes than are blown / Through its tall woods with high romances blent - , 1884
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=3 citation , passage=Sepia Delft tiles surrounded the fireplace, their crudely drawn Biblical scenes in faded cyclamen blending with the pinkish pine, while above them, instead of a mantelshelf, there was an archway high enough to form a balcony with slender balusters and a tapestry-hung wall behind.}}
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close
  • (obsolete) To pollute by mixture or association; to spoil or corrupt; to blot; to stain.
  • (Spenser)

    Derived terms

    * blender * blended * blend in

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    confection

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A food item prepared very sweet, frequently decorated in fine detail, and often preserved with sugar, such as a candy, sweetmeat, fruit preserve, pastry, or cake.
  • The table was covered with all sorts of tempting confections .
  • The act or process of confecting; the process of making]], compounding, or [[prepare, preparing something.
  • The result of such a process; something made up or confected; a concoction.
  • The defense attorney maintained that the charges were a confection of the local police.
  • (dated) An artistic, musical, or literary work taken as frivolous, amusing, or contrived; a composition of a light nature.
  • (dated) Something, such as a garment or a decoration, seen as very elaborate, delicate, or luxurious, usually also seen as impractical or non-utilitarian.
  • * 2007 , , Primal Desires
  • She found a sexy, lacy confection in a lingerie drawer and quickly slipped into it.
  • (pharmacology) A preparation of medicine sweetened with sugar, honey, syrup, or the like; an electuary.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make into a confection, prepare as a confection.
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