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
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.
- the act of hatching.
- development; disclosure; discovery.
- the chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.
- 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
- to close with a hatch or hatches.