What does hatch mean?

Definitions for hatch
hætʃhatch

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word hatch.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hatch, hatchingnoun

    the production of young from an egg

  2. hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachurenoun

    shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

  3. hatchverb

    a movable barrier covering a hatchway

  4. hatchverb

    emerge from the eggs

    "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"

  5. think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoctverb

    devise or invent

    "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

  6. hatchverb

    inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating

  7. hatchverb

    draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper

    "hatch the sheet"

  8. brood, hatch, cover, incubateverb

    sit on (eggs)

    "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatchverb

    to cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Hatchverb

    to cross; to spot; to stain; to steep

    Etymology: [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.]

  3. Hatchverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  4. Hatchverb

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  5. Hatchverb

    to produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc

    Etymology: [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.]

  6. Hatchnoun

    the act of hatching

    Etymology: [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.]

  7. Hatchnoun

    development; disclosure; discovery

    Etymology: [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.]

  8. Hatchnoun

    the chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood

    Etymology: [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.]

  9. Hatchnoun

    a door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge

    Etymology: [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.]

  10. Hatchnoun

    a frame or weir in a river, for catching fish

    Etymology: [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.]

  11. Hatchnoun

    a flood gate; a a sluice gate

    Etymology: [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.]

  12. Hatchnoun

    a bedstead

    Etymology: [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.]

  13. Hatchnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

  14. Hatchnoun

    an opening into, or in search of, a mine

    Etymology: [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.]

  15. Hatchverb

    to close with a hatch or hatches

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  1. Hatch

    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

  1. Hatch

    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.]

  2. Hatch

    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.]

  3. Hatch

    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

  1. hatch

    An opening in a ship

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HATCH

    To develop eggs. HATCHWAY Place for developing eggs; a hen-coop.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hatch

    A half-door. A contrivance for trapping salmon. (See HECK.)

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatch in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatch in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of hatch in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Two types of employees only enjoy the corporate life a lot. One who does not have own mind and so thinks Naught; Others who do not mind to shamelessly lick boots and hatch office-politics plot to get senior position slot and often becomes big shot.

  2. Jim Jordan:

    Justin Amash is Justin Amash and one of the most principled members of Congress, and, frankly, if Justin Amash is primaried, I'm going to do everything I can to help him.Richard Painter, a White House ethics lawyer under former President George W. Bush, tweeted that Scavino's call to action violated the Hatch Act by using Dan Scavino government position to influence an election, saying the Bush administration would have fired him for such behavior.

  3. Mick Fleetwood:

    No matter what - rehearsed, under-rehearsed, over-rehearsed, doubts about rehearsing - the first gig is always the first gig, and you put on your little praying hat, batten down the hatch, and do what you do.

  4. Special Counsel:

    This is bigger than just the Hatch Act or any other law, this is about holding our government to the highest standard and not allowing individuals appointed by The President to be given special treatment when they flagrantly violate the law.

  5. Shel Silverstein:

    The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH

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  • vylíhnout, vyklubat, vysedět, zosnovatCzech
  • schlüpfen, ausschlüpfen, ausbrüten, Luke, brüten, heckenGerman
  • escotillaSpanish
  • huoltoluukku, luukku, hautoa, pesue, tarjoiluluukku, parveilu, kuoriutua, aueta, haudontaeräFinnish
  • passe-plat, trappe, naître, sortir de l'œuf, couvée, écoutille, écloreFrench
  • guirScottish Gaelic
  • palkaIndonesian
  • 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
  • włazPolish
  • 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
  • குஞ்சுTamil

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    used of men; markedly masculine in appearance or manner
    • A. occlusive
    • B. ravening
    • C. aculeate
    • D. butch

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