"hatch" in the noun sense
1. hatch, hatching
the production of young from an egg
2. hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachure
shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
3. hatchback, hatchback door, liftgate, hatch
a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open
a movable barrier covering a hatchway
"hatch" in the verb sense
emerge from the eggs
"young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"
2. think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct
devise or invent
"He thought up a plan to get rich quickly"
"no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper
"hatch the sheet"
5. brood, hatch, cover, incubate
sit on (eggs
"The female covers the eggs"
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