hydro

1 of 2

noun (1)

hy·​dro ˈhī-(ˌ)drō How to pronounce hydro (audio)
plural hydros
British
: an establishment offering hydropathic treatment (as for weight loss) : health spa

hydro

2 of 2

noun (2)

often attributive
: hydroelectric power

Examples of hydro in a Sentence

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Noun
Nuclear start-ups need to accelerate more than fivefold, while the pace of building battery and hydro power storage must double. David Fickling, The Mercury News, 13 June 2024 Serge Abergel, chief operating officer for Hydro-Québec Energy Services, said Canada’s greater reliance on the United States had been a temporary way for hydro plants to save their water. Ivan Penn Ruth Fremson, New York Times, 3 June 2024 Due to the country’s lack of creditworthiness, China has been the main interested lender for Ethiopia’s renewable projects: Beijing’s Export-Import Bank has provided $4.4 billion in financing for nine hydro and wind power projects and five transmission and distribution projects since 2000. Kelly Sims Gallagher, Foreign Affairs, 14 Dec. 2021 Outdoor lovers will enjoy canoeing, fishing, kayaking, hydro biking, and swimming, while there are also courts set up for badminton, bocce ball, croquet, ladder golf, tennis, and even yard dice. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, 20 May 2024 The company also held events throughout the state where residents near its hydro facilities could offer comments on the future of the dams, where many expressed concerns about the potential effects on property values and recreational opportunities if dams were removed. Arpan Lobo, Detroit Free Press, 10 May 2024 BloombergNEF reported a global total of 1.4 gigawatts and 8.2 gigawatt-hours of long-duration energy storage as of last September, excluding pumped hydro. Dan Gearino, WIRED, 4 May 2024 And for a lazier day, 16 treatment rooms and hydro massage therapy await amidst the lush tropical forest. Anna Tingley, Variety, 7 May 2024 This includes several types of long-duration batteries, and some resources that have been around for a while, such as pumped hydro storage at hydroelectric dams. Dan Gearino, WIRED, 4 May 2024

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

short for hydropathic establishment

Noun (2)

short for hydropower

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1882, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1916, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hydro was in 1882

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Cite this Entry

“Hydro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydro. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

hydro

noun
hy·​dro
ˈhī-drō
: hydroelectric power

Medical Definition

hydro

noun
hy·​dro ˈhī-(ˌ)drō How to pronounce hydro (audio)
plural hydros
British
: a hydropathic facility : spa
also : a hotel catering to people using such a facility
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