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Noun: hatching  ha-ching
  1. The production of young from an egg
    - hatch
  2. Shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    - hatch, crosshatch, hachure
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

Derived forms: hatchings

See also: cerebrate

Type of: be born, birth, birthing, create by mental act, create mentally, giving birth, inlay, line, multiply, parturition, procreate, reproduce, shading

Encyclopedia: Hatching, Matching and Dispatching

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