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HYBRID

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hybrid mean? 

HYBRID (noun)
  The noun HYBRID has 3 senses:

1. a word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)
2. a composite of mixed origin
3. an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

  Familiarity information: HYBRID used as a noun is uncommon.


HYBRID (adjective)
  The adjective HYBRID has 1 sense:

1. produced by crossbreeding

  Familiarity information: HYBRID used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYBRID (noun)


Sense 1hybrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A word that is composed of parts from different languages (e.g., 'monolingual' has a Greek prefix and a Latin root)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

loanblend; loan-blend; hybrid

Hypernyms ("hybrid" is a kind of...):

word (a unit of language that native speakers can identify)

Domain category:

Latin (any dialect of the language of ancient Rome)

Domain region:

Ellas; Greece; Hellenic Republic (a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil)


Sense 2hybrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A composite of mixed origin

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

the vice-presidency is a hybrid of administrative and legislative offices

Hypernyms ("hybrid" is a kind of...):

complex; composite (a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts)


Sense 3hybrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

crossbreed; hybrid; cross

Context example:

a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey

Hypernyms ("hybrid" is a kind of...):

being; organism (a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hybrid"):

crossbred (a hybrid (especially an animal produced by a cross between two pure breeds))

dihybrid (a hybrid produced by parents that differ only at two gene loci that have two alleles each)

monohybrid (a hybrid produced by crossing parents that are homozygous except for a single gene locus that has two alleles (as in Mendel's experiments with garden peas))


HYBRID (adjective)


Sense 1hybrid [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Produced by crossbreeding

Synonyms:

hybrid; interbred; intercrossed; crossed

Similar:

crossbred (bred from a mixture of breeds or strains)


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