- 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
Examples from the Web for hybrid
Manufacturers are busily introducing new models of all-electric and hybrid cars.
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|Kevin Fallon|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The hugely popular website Weibo, a hybrid of Twitter and Facebook, was blocked.
Confusion,” as a NATO briefer explained Thursday, “is part and parcel of this Russian hybrid warfare strategy.
The hybrid aircraft have a vertical takeoff and landing capability.U.S. Diplomats and Marines Close Embassy and Flee Libya Fighting|Jamie Dettmer|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The father too must function in the hybrid living constitution.Feminism and Sex-Extinction|Arabella Kenealy
Leaves, burrs and nuts of Morris hybrid chestnut No. 2, American sweet chestnut pollen on chinkapin.
It was not as yet a legitimate sea-breeze, but a hybrid kind with the characteristics both of sea and land.The Marquis of Pealta (Marta y Mara)|Armando Palacio Valds
That very brilliant and effective single rose, Paul's Carmine Pillar, is also a hybrid; but its exact parentage is not known.Roses and Rose Growing|Rose Georgina Kingsley
Numerous observations have been made upon the progeny of parents belonging to hybrid generations beyond the first.Inheritance of Characteristics in Domestic Fowl|Charles Benedict Davenport
British Dictionary definitions for hybrid
- (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
Word Origin and History 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.