thatch

[thach]
noun
1.
Also, thatching. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
2.
a covering of such a material.
3.
the leaves of various palms that are used for thatching.
4.
something resembling thatch on a roof, especially thick hair covering the head: a thatch of unruly red hair.
5.
Horticulture. a tightly bound layer of dead grass, including leaves, stems, and roots, that builds up on the soil surface at the base of the living grass of a lawn.
verb (used with object)
6.
to cover with or as if with thatch.
7.
Horticulture. to remove thatch from (a lawn); dethatch.

Origin:
before 900; (v.) Middle English thacchen, variant (with a from thak > dial. thack) of thecchen, Old English theccan to cover, hide; cognate with Dutch dekken (see deck), German decken, Old Norse thekja; (noun) Middle English thacche, variant (with ch from the v.) of thak

thatchless, adjective
thatchy, adjective
rethatch, verb (used with object)
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Thatch

[thach]
noun
Edward, Teach, Edward.
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thatch (θætʃ)
 
n
1.  a.  Also called: thatching a roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
 b.  a roof made of such a material
2.  anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head
3.  Also called: thatch palm any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching
 
vb
4.  to cover (a roof) with thatch
 
[Old English theccan to cover; related to thæc roof, Old Saxon thekkian to thatch, Old High German decchen, Old Norse thekja]
 
'thatcher
 
n
 
'thatchless
 
adj
 
'thatchy
 
adj

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thatch
O.E. þeccan "to cover," related to þæc "roof, thatching material," from P.Gmc. *thakan (cf. O.S. thekkian, O.N. þekja, O.Fris. thekka, M.Du. decken, O.H.G. decchen, Ger. "to cover"), from PIE *(s)tog-/*(s)teg- "cover" (see
stegosaurus). The noun is O.E. þæc "roof, thatch," from the verb (cf. O.N. þak, O.Fris. thek, M.Du. dak "roof," O.H.G. dah, Ger. Dach "roof").
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Example sentences for thatch
It is constructed of a wooden frame with gabled thatch roof and walls of woven bamboo.
The steep thatch roof overhanging the house walls protects the interior from rain.
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