1. [ verb ] emerge from the eggs; of birds, fish, or reptiles
Related terms: be_born brood
2. [ verb ] devise or invent
Synonyms: think_of dream_up think_up concoct

"He thought up a plan to get rich quickly" "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

Related terms: create_by_mental_act fabricate idealize concoction
3. [ verb ] sit on (eggs)
Synonyms: incubate cover brood

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

Related terms: reproduce breed brooding incubator sit_down
4. [ noun ] (color) shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
Synonyms: crosshatch hachure hatching
Related terms: shading
5. [ noun ] (biology) the production of young from an egg
Synonyms: hatching
Related terms: parturition
6. [ verb ] draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper

"hatch the sheet"

Related terms: line
7. [ verb ] inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
Related terms: inlay handicraft
8. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1304
9. [ noun ] (nautical) a movable barrier covering a hatchway
Related terms: movable_barrier cargo_hatch hatchway
Similar spelling:   hatchway