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Definition of hatch:

  1. A bedstead.
  2. A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
  3. A flood gate; a a sluice gate.
  4. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
  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. An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
  7. Development; disclosure; discovery.
  8. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
  9. The act of hatching.
  10. The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.
  11. To close with a hatch or hatches.
  12. 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.
  13. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
  14. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
  15. To produce young; - said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; - said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.
  16. 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.

Synonyms:

swarm, bay window, compensate, repute, traverse, lot, encompass, covey, loom, track, pout, scheme, beget, embrace, calve, father, bevy, stew, spawn, cross, dormer, connive, hover, sire, parent, cook up, devise, handle, think about, hide, wrap up, get ideas, fog, lamb, grizzle, underwrite, have in mind, drove, chirp, bear, cut across, collude, albumen, crosshatch, double glazing, sulk, bulk large, flap, spread over, comprehend, conspire, fire door, alight, casement, think up, dream up, take to be, fabricate, cover, look upon, think of, plan, look on, concoct, foal, procreate, entertain, group, cut through, overlay, toy with, cheep, plot, coo, mean, set, flirt with, caw, exit, extend, hatching, esteem, get over, incubate, plow, engender, back door, chatter, intrigue, continue, regard as, report, enshroud, be in league with someone, reproduce, whelp, make up, litter, remember, overcompensate, dwell, flock, cover up, cry, breed, deal, pack, address, insure, get across, fanlight, pass over, formulate, hachure, trump up, shroud, herd, beat, treat, make, contrive, brood.

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