Pronunciation: hăch
v. t.1.To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
[imp. & p. p. Hatched (hăcht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.]
2.To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
His weapon hatched in blood.
- Beau. & Fl.
1.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.
2.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.
v. i.1.To produce young; - said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; - said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.
n.1.The act of hatching.
2.Development; disclosure; discovery.
3.The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.
1.A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
In at the window, or else o'er the hatch.
- Shak.
2.A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
3.A flood gate; a sluice gate.
4.A bedstead.
5.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.
6.(Mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
Booby hatch
See under Booby, Buttery, etc.
To batten down the hatches
(Naut.) to lay tarpaulins over them, and secure them with battens.
To be under hatches
to be confined below in a vessel; to be under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc.
v. t.1.To close with a hatch or hatches.
Noun1.hatch - the production of young from an egg
Synonyms: hatching
2.hatch - shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
3.hatch - a movable barrier covering a hatchway
Verb1.hatch - emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
2.hatch - devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
3.hatch - inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
4.hatch - draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
5.hatch - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
Synonyms: incubate, brood, cover
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