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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

In our fast-forward culture, we have lost the art of eating well. Food is often little more than fuel to pour down the hatch while doing other stuff - surfing the Web, driving, walking along the street. Dining al desko is now the norm in many workplaces. All of this speed takes a toll. Obesity, eating disorders and poor nutrition are rife.
Carl Honore

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

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

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

My songs have always had hope and perseverance in them - I never write songs that have no escape hatch, no positivity.
Jakob Dylan
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Hatch Translations

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