Hatch meaning

hăch
To emerge from or break out of an egg.
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To produce (young) from an egg.
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The definition of a hatch is an opening, particularly in a ship.

An example of a hatch is a small opening to a secret passage.

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To hatch is defined as to bring forth, or to mark or show shading on a drawing with parallel or crossed lines.

An example of to hatch is for a baby chicken to be born from an egg.

An example of to hatch is to implement a plan.

An example of to hatch is to draw a fence completely out of crossed lines.

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A floodgate.
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A door that opens upward on the rear of an automobile; a hatchback.
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To devise or originate, especially in secret.

Hatch an assassination plot.

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The young hatched at one time; a brood.
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To bring (a plan, idea, etc.) into existence; esp., to plan in a secret or underhanded way; plot.
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To bring forth young; develop embryos.
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To come forth from the egg.
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To brood.
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The process of hatching.
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To shade by drawing or etching fine parallel or crossed lines on.
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A fine line used in hatching.
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The brood hatched.
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A result.
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The lower half of a door, gate, etc. that has two separately movable halves.
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A covering for a ship's hatchway, or a lid or trapdoor for a hatchway in a building.
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A barrier to regulate the flow of water in a stream; floodgate.
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To mark or engrave with fine, crossed or parallel lines so as to achieve shading.
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Any of these lines.
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A surname​.
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To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
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The act or an instance of hatching.
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(slang) down the hatch
  • Drink up. Often used as a toast.
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down the hatch!
  • drink up!
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of hatch

  • Middle English hachen to engrave, carve from Old French hacher, hachier to crosshatch, cut up hash1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English small door from Old English hæc, hæcc

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Middle English hacchen from Old English hæccan

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition