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Definition of: HATCH

(n.) The act of hatching.
(n.) Development; disclosure; discovery.
(n.) The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.
(n.) A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
(n.) A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
(n.) A flood gate; a a sluice gate.
(n.) A bedstead.
(n.) 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.
(n.) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
(v. i.) To produce young; -- said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; -- said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.
(v. t.) To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
(v. t.) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) 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.
(v. t.) To close with a hatch or hatches.