What does hatching mean?

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ˈhætʃ ɪŋhatch·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hatch, hatchingnoun

    the production of young from an egg

  2. hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachurenoun

    shading consisting of multiple crossing lines


  1. hatchingnoun

    A method of shading areas of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines.

  2. hatchingnoun

    A group of birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc., which emerge from their eggs at the same time.

    We got a good hatching from the Swallowtail eggs.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hatching

    of Hatch

    Etymology: [See 1st Hatch.]

  2. Hatchingnoun

    a mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; -- called also crosshatching

    Etymology: [See 1st Hatch.]


  1. Hatching

    Hatching is an artistic technique used to create tonal or shading effects by drawing closely spaced parallel lines. When lines are placed at an angle to one another, it is called cross-hatching. Hatching is especially important in essentially linear media, such as drawing, and many forms of printmaking, such as engraving, etching and woodcut. In Western art, hatching originated in the Middle Ages, and developed further into cross-hatching, especially in the old master prints of the fifteenth century. Master ES and Martin Schongauer in engraving and Erhard Reuwich and Michael Wolgemut in woodcut were pioneers of both techniques, and Albrecht Dürer in particular perfected the technique of crosshatching in both media. Twenty-first century artist Larry D. Alexander has created and developed a large body of Pen and Ink Drawings using the crosshatching technique since the early 1990s. Artists use the technique, varying the length, angle, closeness and other qualities of the lines, most commonly in drawing, linear painting and engraving.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatching in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hatching in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of hatching in a Sentence

  1. Kristina Douglass:

    We also looked at burning on the eggshells, there are enough samples of late stage eggshells that do not show burning that we can say they were hatching and not eating them.

  2. Arnold H. Glasgow:

    The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it open.

  3. The Forest Service:

    Its hard to say this, but the odds of our Big Bear bald eagle nests eggs will hatch this year are diminishing each day, the window of successful hatching is closing.

  4. Greg Funston:

    These were animals that were hatching and were probably fairly active relatively soon after they hatched.

  5. Arnold Glasgow:

    The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it.

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