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Verb: hatch  hach
  1. Emerge from the egg
    "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
     
  2. Devise or invent
    "He hatched a plan to get rich quickly";
    - think up, think of, dream up, concoct, hit on
     
  3. (handicraft) inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
     
  4. Draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper
    "hatch the sheet"
     
  5. Sit on (eggs)
    - brood, cover, incubate
Noun: hatch  hach
  1. The production of young from an egg
    - hatching
     
  2. Shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    - hatching, crosshatch, hachure
     
  3. A movable barrier covering a hatchway
     
  4. An entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    - hatchway, opening, scuttle

Derived forms: hatches, hatching, hatched

Type of: be born, birth, birthing, create by mental act, create mentally, entrance, entranceway, entrée, entry, entryway, giving birth, inlay, line, movable barrier, multiply, parturition, procreate, reproduce, shading

Encyclopedia: Hatch, UT