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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.
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Hatch Translations

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