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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hatch /ˈhæʧ/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch, v. t.
 1. 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.
    As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.   --Jer. xvii. 11.
    For the hens do not sit upon the eggs; but by keeping them in a certain equal heat they [the husbandmen] bring life into them and hatch them.   --Robynson (More's Utopia).
 2. 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.
 Fancies hatched
 In silken-folded idleness.   --Tennyson.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.]
 1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
    Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.   --Chapman.
    Those hatching strokes of the pencil.   --Dryden.
 2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]
    His weapon hatched in blood.   --Beau. & Fl.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch, v. i. To produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch, n.
 1. The act of hatching.
 2. Development; disclosure; discovery.
 3. The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch, n.
 1. A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
    In at the window, or else o'er the hatch.   --Shak.
 2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
 3. A flood gate; a sluice gate.
 4. A bedstead. [Scot.]
 5. 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.
 6. Mining An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
 Booby hatch, Buttery hatch, Companion hatch, etc. See under Booby, Buttery, etc.
 To batten down the hatches Naut., to lay tarpaulins over them, and secure them with battens.
 To be under hatches, to be confined below in a vessel; to be under arrest, or in slavery, distress, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hatch, v. t. To close with a hatch or hatches.
    'T were not amiss to keep our door hatched.   --Shak.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the production of young from an egg [syn: hatching]
      2: shading consisting of multiple crossing lines [syn: hatching,
          crosshatch, hachure]
      3: a movable barrier covering a hatchway
      v 1: emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles
      2: devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich
         quickly"; "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece
         of software" [syn: think up, think of, dream up, concoct]
      3: inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance
         such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
      4: draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal,
         wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
      5: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
         [syn: brood, cover, incubate]