Definitions for hydroˈhaɪ droʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hy•droˈhaɪ droʊ(n.; adj.)(pl.)-dros

  1. (n.)hydroelectric power.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  2. a hydroplane.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. Brit. a spa offering hydrotherapy.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, British

  4. (adj.)of, pertaining to, or furnishing water, water power, or hydroelectricity.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of hydro:

1880–85; by shortening of compounds with hydro -1 (cf. -o )


  1. a combining form meaning “water”:

    hydroplane; hydrogen.

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

    Ref: Also, esp. before a vowel, hydr-. 1

Origin of hydro-:

< Gk, comb. form of hýdōr water


  1. hydrobromic.

    Category: Chemistry, Affix

    Ref: a combining form representing hydrogen , used esp. in the names of chemical compounds in which hydrogen is combined with some negative element or radical; Also, esp. before a vowel, hydr-. 2


  1. hydro(Noun)

    hydroelectric power

  2. hydro(Noun)

    electrical power supply; specifically : electrical power provided by a utility (as a publicly-owned one)

    I won't have lights until my house gets the hydro turned on.

  3. hydro(Noun)

    A spa

  4. hydro(Adjective)


  5. Origin: From ὕδωρ.


  1. Hydro

    Hydro is a town in Caddo and Blaine counties in the U.S. state of Oklahoma. As of the 2010 census, the town population was 969. In downtown Hydro, an old-fashioned drug store still serves sodas and lunch. Also downtown is the "World Famous Hydro Bar." The bar has been in business since the early years of Hydro and still has pictures of the old-fashioned wood swinging doors that used to be the front doors to the bar.

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