Search Result for "hatch":
1. the production of young from an egg;
[syn: hatch, hatching]
2. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines;
[syn: hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachure]
3. a movable barrier covering a hatchway;
1. emerge from the eggs;
- Example: "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
2. devise or invent;
- Example: "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"
- Example: "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
[syn: think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct]
3. 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;
- Example: "hatch the sheet"
5. sit on (eggs);
- Example: "Birds brood"
- Example: "The female covers the eggs"
[syn: brood, hatch, cover, incubate]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\ (h[a^]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched (h[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.] [F. hacher to chop, hack. See Hash.] 1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching. [1913 Webster] Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] Those hatching strokes of the pencil. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] His weapon hatched in blood. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\, v. i. To produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\, n. 1. The act of hatching. [1913 Webster] 2. Development; disclosure; discovery. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\, v. t. [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. [root]12.] 1. 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. --Paley. [1913 Webster] As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not. --Jer. xvii. 11. [1913 Webster] For the hens do not sit upon the eggs; but by keeping them in a certain equal heat they [the husbandmen] bring life into them and hatch them. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster] 2. 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. --Hooker. [1913 Webster] Fancies hatched In silken-folded idleness. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a door, D. hek gate, Sw. h[aum]ck 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.] 1. A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge. [1913 Webster] In at the window, or else o'er the hatch. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish. [1913 Webster] 3. A flood gate; a sluice gate. --Ainsworth. [1913 Webster] 4. A bedstead. [Scot.] --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 5. 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. [1913 Webster] 6. (Mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine. [1913 Webster] Booby hatch, Buttery hatch, Companion hatch, etc. See under Booby, Buttery, etc. To batten down the hatches (Naut.), to lay tarpaulins over them, and secure them with battens. To be under hatches, to be confined below in a vessel; to be under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc. [1913 Webster]The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Hatch \Hatch\, v. t. To close with a hatch or hatches. [1913 Webster] 'T were not amiss to keep our door hatched. --Shak. [1913 Webster]U.S. Gazetteer (1990):
Hatch, NM (village, FIPS 31820) Location: 32.66759 N, 107.15579 W Population (1990): 1136 (498 housing units) Area: 2.0 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water) Zip code(s): 87937 Hatch, UT (town, FIPS 33760) Location: 37.65236 N, 112.43260 W Population (1990): 103 (73 housing units) Area: 0.7 sq km (land), 0.0 sq km (water)Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
268 Moby Thesaurus words for "hatch": French door, angle, archway, autolithograph, back door, barway, be a printmaker, be born, be gravid, be illegitimate, be knocked up, be pregnant, be with child, beget, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blotch, brand, breed, brew, bring forth, bring into being, brood, bulkhead, cabal, call into being, carriage entrance, carry, carry young, cartoon, carve, cause, cellar door, cellarway, chalk, chalk up, character, charcoal, check, check off, chisel, cicatrize, clutch, coin, collude, color, come forth, complot, conceit, conceive, conceptualize, concoct, connive, conspire, contrive, cook up, copy, counterfeit, countermine, counterplot, cover, crayon, crease, create, cribble, crosshatch, culture, cut, dapple, dash, dash off, daub, define, delimit, delineate, demarcate, depict, design, develop, devise, diagram, discolor, discover, doodle, door, doorjamb, doorpost, doorway, dot, draft, draw, dream up, enchase, engender, engineer, engrave, evolve, experience imaginatively, fabricate, fake, fancy, fantasize, farm, farrow, father, fatten, feed, fictionalize, finagle, finesse, fleck, forge, formulate, frame, frame up, freckle, front door, fry, fudge, furrow, gash, gate, gatepost, gateway, generate, gestate, get, get up, give being to, give rise to, grave, groove, grow, hatch a plot, hatch up, hatchway, have birth, hoke up, ideate, imagine, impress, imprint, improvise, incise, incubate, induce, inscribe, intrigue, invent, issue forth, keep, lay a plot, limn, line, lintel, lithograph, litter, machinate, make, make a mark, make do with, make prints, make up, maneuver, manufacture, mark, mark off, mark out, mature, mint, mold, mottle, nest, nick, notch, nurture, occasion, operate, originate, paint, paint a picture, parent, pencil, pepper, picture, picturize, plan, plot, point, porch, portal, porte cochere, portray, postern, prick, print, procreate, produce, propylaeum, provoke, punch, punctuate, puncture, pylon, raise, ranch, rear, riddle, rig, run, scar, scarify, scheme, score, scotch, scrape, scratch, sculpture, scumble, scuttle, seal, seam, set, shade, shape, side door, sire, sit, sketch, spat, spawn, speck, speckle, splotch, spot, stain, stamp, stencil, stigmatize, stile, stipple, storm door, streak, striate, strike out, stripe, suppose, tattoo, think out, think up, threshold, tick, tick off, tint, tollgate, tool, trace, trap, trap door, trump up, turnpike, turnstile, underline, underscore, wangle, work up, young