V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary


noun, adjective

Definition: (n.) 1. something made of different parts or elements; 2. a plant formed by cross breeding two different types of plants; 3. an animal resulting from the breeding of two different species; 4. a word formed from two different languages; 5. a car that runs on a combination of two types of fuel such as gasoline and electricity; (adj.) 1. made up of two elements; 2. bred from two different species

Synonyms: crossbreed, cross, mix, compound, mixture, amalgam, combination, mongrel


Tips: An example of a hybrid animal is the mule, which descends from the combination of the horse and the donkey. A hybrid can be any two things combined together to form a new thing.

Usage Examples:

The band Linkin Park called their first album "Hybrid Theory" because it was a mix of rap and rock. (amalgam, combination) adjective

Many of the plants in her garden are hybrids, which makes them not only uniquely beautiful but also heartier than average. (crossbreeds) noun

The hybrid car runs on both gas and electricity. (combination, crossbreed) adjective

Both of your ideas were so good that we decided to create a hybrid solution that incorporated different aspects of your recommendations. (combination, crossbreed) adjective

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