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hatch


  8  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatch  \Hatch\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  hatching. 
 
  2.  Development;  disclosure;  discovery.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  The  chickens  produced  at  once  or  by  one  incubation;  a 
  brood. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatch  \Hatch\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hatched};  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}. 
 
  Shall  win  this  sword,  silvered  and  hatched. 
  --Chapman. 
 
  Those  hatching  strokes  of  the  pencil.  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  To  cross;  to  spot;  to  stain;  to  steep.  [Obs.] 
 
  His  weapon  hatched  in  blood.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  orig.  meaning,  to  produce  under  a  hatch.  ???.] 
  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. 
 
  As  the  partridge  sitteth  on  eggs,  and  hatcheth  them 
  not  --Jer.  xvii. 
  11. 
 
  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). 
 
  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. 
 
  Fancies  hatched  In  silken-folded  idleness. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatch  \Hatch\,  n.  [OE.  hacche  AS  h[ae]c,  cf  haca  the  bar  of  a 
  door,  D.  hek  gate,  Sw  h["a]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. 
 
  In  at  the  window,  or  else  o'er  the  hatch.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  frame  or  weir  in  a  river,  for  catching  fish. 
 
  3.  A  flood  gate;  a  a  sluice  gate.  --Ainsworth. 
 
  4.  A  bedstead.  [Scot.]  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  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. 
 
  6.  (Mining)  An  opening  into  or  in  search  of  a  mine. 
 
  {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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hatch  \Hatch\,  v.  t. 
  To  close  with  a  hatch  or  hatches. 
 
  'T  were  not  amiss  to  keep  our  door  hatched.  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hatch 
  n  1:  the  production  of  young  from  an  egg  [syn:  {hatching}] 
  2:  shading  consisting  of  multiple  crossing  lines  [syn:  {hatching}, 
  {crosshatch},  {hachure}] 
  3:  a  covering  for  a  hatchway 
  v  1:  emerge  from  the  eggs;  of  birds  or  reptiles 
  2:  devise  or  invent;  "He  thought  up  a  plan  to  get  rich 
  quickly";  "no-one  had  ever  thought  of  such  a  clever  piece 
  of  software"  [syn:  {think  up},  {think  of},  {dream  up},  {concoct}] 
  3:  sit  on  (eggs);  "Birds  brood";  "The  female  covers  the  eggs" 
  [syn:  {brood},  {cover},  {incubate}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  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) 




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