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Definition of Hatch


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

Hatch Quotations

The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.
Sydney J. Harris

I'm a car fanatic and each morning I wake up with a smile on my face, whether I'm commentating on the Formula One or at Silver Hatch racetrack in Roary the Racing Car.
Murray Walker

Of course I was delighted the flight was over, but I still had to worry about cleaning up inside the cabin, I had to worry about the hatch, how to get in the sling, and so on.
Alan Shepard

If you're trying to get someone who's sick with a fever off of a submarine and it's cold and raining outside, the only way in and out of a submarine, generally, is through a fairly narrow hatch.
Laurel Clark

So, when I say 'match the hatch', if the fish are taking the nymph, and you're actually producing a replica of a flying insect, you'll catch fresh air.
Rex Hunt
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Hatch Translations

hatch in Norwegian is klekke ut, skravere, kull, luke, ruge ut

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