Associations to the word «Hatch»

Pictures for the word «Hatch»


HATCH, noun. A horizontal door in a floor or ceiling.
HATCH, noun. A trapdoor.
HATCH, noun. An opening in a wall at window height for the purpose of serving food or other items. A pass through.
HATCH, noun. A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.
HATCH, noun. An opening through the deck of a ship or submarine.
HATCH, noun. (slang) A gullet.
HATCH, noun. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
HATCH, noun. A floodgate; a sluice gate.
HATCH, noun. (Scotland) A bedstead.
HATCH, noun. (mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
HATCH, verb. (transitive) To close with a hatch or hatches.
HATCH, verb. (intransitive) (of young animals) To emerge from an egg.
HATCH, verb. (intransitive) (of eggs) To break open when a young animal emerges from it.
HATCH, verb. (transitive) To incubate eggs; to cause to hatch.
HATCH, verb. (transitive) To devise.
HATCH, noun. The act of hatching.
HATCH, noun. Development; disclosure; discovery.
HATCH, noun. (poultry) A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
HATCH, noun. (often as mayfly hatch) The phenomenon, lasting 1-2 days, of large clouds of mayflies appearing in one location to mate, having reached maturity.
HATCH, noun. (informal) A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper) — compare the phrase "hatched, matched, and dispatched."
HATCH, verb. (transitive) To shade an area of (a drawing, diagram, etc.) with fine parallel lines, or with lines which cross each other (cross-hatch).
HATCH, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
HATCH, proper noun. A surname​.
HATCH OUT, verb. To hatch from an egg.

Dictionary definition

HATCH, noun. The production of young from an egg.
HATCH, noun. Shading consisting of multiple crossing lines.
HATCH, noun. A movable barrier covering a hatchway.
HATCH, verb. Emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch".
HATCH, 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".
HATCH, verb. Inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating.
HATCH, verb. Draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet".
HATCH, verb. Sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs".

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