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[hach] /hætʃ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to bring forth (young) from the egg.
2.
to cause young to emerge from (the egg) as by brooding or incubating.
3.
to bring forth or produce; devise; create; contrive; concoct:
to hatch a scheme.
verb (used without object)
4.
to be hatched.
5.
to brood.
noun
6.
the act of hatching.
7.
something that is hatched, as a brood.
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English hacchen; akin to German hecken to hatch
Related forms
hatchable, adjective
hatchability, noun
hatcher, noun
unhatchability, noun
unhatchable, adjective
Synonyms
1. incubate, brood. 3. plan, plot.
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British Dictionary definitions for un hatchable

hatch1

/hætʃ/
verb
1.
to cause (the young of various animals, esp birds) to emerge from the egg or (of young birds, etc) to emerge from the egg
2.
to cause (eggs) to break and release the fully developed young or (of eggs) to break and release the young animal within
3.
(transitive) to contrive or devise (a scheme, plot, etc)
noun
4.
the act or process of hatching
5.
a group of newly hatched animals
Derived Forms
hatchable, adjective
hatcher, noun
Word Origin
C13: of Germanic origin; compare Middle High German hecken to mate (used of birds), Swedish häcka to hatch, Danish hække

hatch2

/hætʃ/
noun
1.
a covering for a hatchway
2.
  1. short for hatchway
  2. a door in an aircraft or spacecraft
3.
Also called serving hatch. an opening in a wall between a kitchen and a dining area
4.
the lower half of a divided door
5.
a sluice or sliding gate in a dam, dyke, or weir
6.
(slang) down the hatch, (used as a toast) drink up!
7.
under hatches
  1. below decks
  2. out of sight
  3. brought low; dead
Word Origin
Old English hæcc; related to Middle High German heck, Dutch hek gate

hatch3

/hætʃ/
verb
1.
(art) to mark (a figure, shade, etc) with fine parallel or crossed lines to indicate shading Compare hachure
Derived Forms
hatching, noun
Word Origin
C15: from Old French hacher to chop, from hachehatchet

hatch4

/hætʃ/
noun
1.
(informal) short for hatchback
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Word Origin and History for un hatchable
hatch
"to produce young from eggs by incubation," from M.E. hachen (mid-13c.), probably from O.E. *hæccan, of unknown origin. Hatchery is first recorded 1880.
hatch
O.E. hæc (gen. hæcce) "fence, gate," from P.Gmc. *khak- (cf. M.H.G. heck, Du. hek "fence, gate"). Sense of "plank opening in ship's deck" is first recorded mid-13c. Drinking phrase down the hatch first recorded 1931. Hatchback as a type of rear door of an automobile is from 1970.
hatch
"drawn fine parallel lines," 1389, from O.Fr. hacher "chop, hatch," from hache "axe" (see hatchet).
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Slang definitions & phrases for un hatchable

hatch

noun

The mouth and throat: DeCasseres would hurl the first legal drink down his hatch (1931+)

Related Terms

booby hatch, down the hatch, nuthouse


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