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Meaning of HYBRID

Pronunciation:  'hIbrid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species
  2. [n]  a composite of mixed origin; "the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices"
  3. [n]  a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., `monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
  4. [adj]  produced by crossbreeding

HYBRID is a 6 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: crossbred, crossbreed, crossed, interbred, intercrossed, loanblend
 See Also: being, complex, composite, crossbred, organism, word



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hy"brid\, n. [L. hybrida, hibrida, prob. allied to Gr. ?
    wantonness (as if unbridled, lawless, unnatural), perh. akin
    to Gr. "ype`r over, E. over: cf. F. hybride.] (Biol.)
    The offspring of the union of two distinct species; an animal
    or plant produced from the mixture of two species. See
  2. \Hy"brid\, a.
    Produced from the mixture of two species; as, plants of
    hybrid nature.
  3. \Hy"brid\, n. (Philol.)
    A word composed of elements which belong to different
Computing Dictionary

A concurrent object-oriented language.

["Active Objects in Hybrid", O.M. Nierstrasz, SIGPLAN Notices 22(12):243-253 (OOPSLA '87) (Dec 1987)].

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: An offspring of parents from different species or sub-species.
  1. The offspring of two parents differing in at least one genetic characteristic (trait). Also, a heteroduplex DNA or DNA-RNA molecule.
  2. The offspring of genetically different parents.
  3. the result of a cross or mating between two different kinds of parents.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: bastard, blend, Cape Colored, cattalo, citrange, combination, composite, compound, contamination, cross, crossbred, crossbreed, crossed, Eurasian, griffe, half blood, half-bred, half-breed, half-caste, high yellow, hinny, hybrid word, hybridism, interbred, ladino, liger, macaronic, macaronicism, mestee, mestiza, mestizo, metis, metisse, mixblood, mixed-blood, mixture, mongrel, mulatto, mule, mustee, octoroon, plumcot, portmanteau, portmanteau word, portmantologism, quadroon, quintroon, sambo, tangelo, telescope word, tigon, zebrass, zebrule