Definition and Meanings for hatch

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Part of Speech of hatch

transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb, noun

Etymology of hatch

f. hacher to chop, hack. see hash 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. root12 oe. hacche, as. h, cf. haca the bar of a door, d. hek gate, sw. h coop, rack, dan. hekke manger, rack. prob. akin to e. hook, and first used of something made of pieces fastened together. cf. heck, hack a frame

Meaning of hatch


as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. see hatching.
  • to cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.

as transitive verb

  • 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.
  • 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.

as intransitive verb

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

as noun

  • the act of hatching.
  • development; disclosure; discovery.
  • the chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.

as noun

  • a door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
  • a frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
  • a flood gate; a sluice gate.
  • a bedstead.
  • 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.
  • an opening into, or in search of, a mine.

as transitive verb

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