- something that is powered by more than one source of power: a wind-solar hybrid to generate electricity.
- a car or other vehicle that combines an internal-combustion engine with one or more electric motors powered by a battery: She says she's proud to be driving a hybrid.
Origin of hybrid
Synonyms for hybrid
Antonyms for hybrid
Related Words for hybridcombination, amalgam, bastard, cross, compound, half-breed, mongrel, miscegenation, half-caste, crossbreed, mule, half-blood, incross, outcross
Examples from the Web for hybrid
Contemporary Examples of hybrid
Manufacturers are busily introducing new models of all-electric and hybrid cars.Charging Up
The Daily Beast
October 28, 2014
So it was fun to see how they strung those together and had the hybrid between live-action and animation.How Carrie Preston Became The Good Wife’s Favorite Scene Stealer
October 20, 2014
The hugely popular website Weibo, a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, was blocked.Occupy Hong Kong Hangs On
September 30, 2014
Confusion,” as a NATO briefer explained Thursday, “is part and parcel of this Russian hybrid warfare strategy.Is the U.S. Enabling Putin's Invasion?
August 29, 2014
The hybrid aircraft have a vertical takeoff and landing capability.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting
July 27, 2014
Historical Examples of hybrid
The trainer was a bosom friend of his; a sort of hybrid brother in friendship.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Many botanists are of the opinion that Bourquiniana is a hybrid.Manual of American Grape-Growing
U. P. Hedrick
But no hybrid combination was so successful as "two of a kind."Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Astrology and magic were the monstrous fruit of a hybrid union.The Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism
These nomads were a hybrid type of Araucans, Pehu-enches, and Aucas.In Search of the Castaways
- (of a circuit) consisting of transistors and valves
- (of an integrated circuit) consisting of one or more fully integrated circuits and other components, attached to a ceramic substrateCompare monolithic (def. 3)
Word Origin for hybrid
c.1600, from Latin hybrida, variant of ibrida "mongrel," specifically "offspring of a tame sow and a wild boar," of unknown origin but probably from Greek and somehow related to hubris. A rare word before c.1850. The adjective is attested from 1716.