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  Definition of hatch
  1. a movable barrier covering a hatchway
  2. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
  3. the production of young from an egg
  4. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
  5. emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
  6. draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
  7. devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
  8. inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
Similar Words: hatching, crosshatch, hachure, brood, cover, incubate, think up, think of, dream up, concoct

 

Hyponyms: cargo hatch, idealize, idealise, fabricate, manufacture, cook up, make up, invent

 

Grouped Verbs: breed, cover, brood, incubate

 

Entailments: sit down, sit

 

Part Meronyms: hatchway, opening, scuttle

 

Derivational Morphology: crosshatch, brood, cover, incubate, brooding, incubation, incubator, brooder, hatching, hatchery, hachure, concoction

 

Anagrams: catch, Catha

 

 
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