the production of young from an egg
hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachure(noun)
shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
a movable barrier covering a hatchway
emerge from the eggs
"young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct(verb)
devise or invent
"He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper
"hatch the sheet"
brood, hatch, cover, incubate(verb)
sit on (eggs)
"Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
to cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching
to cross; to spot; to stain; to steep
to produce, as young, from an egg or eggs by incubation, or by artificial heat; to produce young from (eggs); as, the young when hatched
to contrive or plot; to form by meditation, and bring into being; to originate and produce; to concoct; as, to hatch mischief; to hatch heresy
to produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc
the act of hatching
development; disclosure; discovery
the chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood
a door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge
a frame or weir in a river, for catching fish
a flood gate; a a sluice gate
an opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway; also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in closing such an opening
an opening into, or in search of, a mine
to close with a hatch or hatches
Origin: [OE. hacchen, hetchen; akin to G. hecken, Dan. hekke; cf. MHG. hagen bull; perh. akin to E. hatch a half door, and originally meaning, to produce under a hatch. 12.]
Hatch is a town in Garfield County, Utah, United States. The population was 127 at the 2000 census. It is approximately 217 miles from Salt Lake City.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hach, n. a door with an opening over it, a wicket or door made of cross-bars; the covering of a hatchway.—v.t. to close as with a hatch.—ns. Hatch′-boat, a kind of half-decked fishing-boat; Hatch′way, the opening in a ship's deck into the hold, or from one deck to another.—Under hatches, below deck, off duty, under arrest. [A.S. hæc, a gate; Dut. hek, a gate.]
hach, v.t. to produce, especially from eggs, by incubation: to originate: to plot.—v.i. to produce young: to be advancing towards maturity.—n. act of hatching: brood hatched.—ns. Hatch′er, one who, or that which, hatches; Hatch′ery, a place for hatching eggs, esp. those of fish, by artificial means.—Count the chickens before they are hatched, to depend too securely on some future and uncertain event. [Early M. E. hacchen, from an assumed A.S. hæccean; cf. Mid. High Ger. hecken, Sw. häcka.]
hach, v.t. to shade by minute lines crossing each other in drawing and engraving.—n. Hatch′ing, the mode of so shading. [O. Fr. hacher, to chop.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
An opening in a ship
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
To develop eggs. HATCHWAY Place for developing eggs; a hen-coop.
The numerical value of hatch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of hatch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
USPS has failed to implement sufficient controls to ensure compliance with the Hatch Act.
The cat just darted out when he opened up the hatch, she was wet, scared, thirsty, but she was alive.
I join the people of Utah in thanking my friend, Senator Orrin Hatch for his more than forty years of service to our great state and nation.
I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney, obviously, I'm an Orrin Hatch supporter. And Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. If he wants to run again, I'm for him.
The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
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Translations for hatch
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- vylíhnout, vyklubat, vysedět, zosnovatCzech
- schlüpfen, ausschlüpfen, ausbrüten, Luke, brüten, heckenGerman
- huoltoluukku, luukku, hautoa, pesue, tarjoiluluukku, parveilu, kuoriutua, aueta, haudontaeräFinnish
- passe-plat, trappe, naître, sortir de l'œuf, couvée, écoutille, écloreFrench
- guirScottish Gaelic
- complottare, botola, osteriggio, schiudersi, incubare, covare, tramare, schiusa, passavivande, covata, scoppiareItalian
- 孵化, ハッチJapanese
- pao, kopaniMāori
- uit het ei komen, een ei bevruchten, op een ei broeden, het openbreken van een ei, luikDutch
- luke, klekkeNorwegian
- escotilha, eclodirPortuguese
- cloci, urziRomanian
- люк, вы́водок, лаз, лазейка, вылупиться, лопаться, высидеть, замышлять, разрабатывать, выносить, вылупляться, шлюз, лопнуть, высиживать, разработать, выводить, замыслить, вывести, вынашиватьRussian
- lucka, kläcka, serveringslucka, underhållsluckaSwedish
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