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thatch

 (thăch)
n.
1. Plant stalks or foliage, such as reeds or palm fronds, used for roofing.
2. Something, such as a thick growth of hair on the head, that resembles thatch.
3. Dead turf, as on a lawn.
tr.v. thatched, thatch·ing, thatch·es
To cover with or as if with thatch.

[Middle English thacche, alteration (influenced by thecchen, thacchen, to thatch, from Old English theccan, to cover) of thak, from Old English thæc; see (s)teg- in Indo-European roots.]

thatch′er n.
thatch′y adj.

thatch

(θætʃ)
n
1. (Building)
a. Also called: thatching a roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
b. a roof made of such a material
2. anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head
3. (Plants) Also called: thatch palm any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching
vb
(Building) to cover (a roof) with thatch
[Old English theccan to cover; related to thæc roof, Old Saxon thekkian to thatch, Old High German decchen, Old Norse thekja]
ˈthatcher n
ˈthatchless adj
ˈthatchy adj

thatch

(θætʃ)

n.
1. Also, thatch′ing. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
2. a covering of such a material.
3. any of various palms having leaves used for thatch.
4. something resembling thatch on a roof, esp. thick hair covering the head.
5. a matted layer of dead vegetation at the base of plantings.
v.t.
6. to cover with or as if with thatch.
7. to remove thatch from (a lawn, etc.); dethatch.
[before 900; (v.) Middle English thacchen, variant (with a from n.) of thecchen, Old English theccan to cover, hide]

thatch


Past participle: thatched
Gerund: thatching

Imperative
thatch
thatch
Present
I thatch
you thatch
he/she/it thatches
we thatch
you thatch
they thatch
Preterite
I thatched
you thatched
he/she/it thatched
we thatched
you thatched
they thatched
Present Continuous
I am thatching
you are thatching
he/she/it is thatching
we are thatching
you are thatching
they are thatching
Present Perfect
I have thatched
you have thatched
he/she/it has thatched
we have thatched
you have thatched
they have thatched
Past Continuous
I was thatching
you were thatching
he/she/it was thatching
we were thatching
you were thatching
they were thatching
Past Perfect
I had thatched
you had thatched
he/she/it had thatched
we had thatched
you had thatched
they had thatched
Future
I will thatch
you will thatch
he/she/it will thatch
we will thatch
you will thatch
they will thatch
Future Perfect
I will have thatched
you will have thatched
he/she/it will have thatched
we will have thatched
you will have thatched
they will have thatched
Future Continuous
I will be thatching
you will be thatching
he/she/it will be thatching
we will be thatching
you will be thatching
they will be thatching
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been thatching
you have been thatching
he/she/it has been thatching
we have been thatching
you have been thatching
they have been thatching
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been thatching
you will have been thatching
he/she/it will have been thatching
we will have been thatching
you will have been thatching
they will have been thatching
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been thatching
you had been thatching
he/she/it had been thatching
we had been thatching
you had been thatching
they had been thatching
Conditional
I would thatch
you would thatch
he/she/it would thatch
we would thatch
you would thatch
they would thatch
Past Conditional
I would have thatched
you would have thatched
he/she/it would have thatched
we would have thatched
you would have thatched
they would have thatched

thatch

The build-up of dead organic matter and moss at soil level.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thatch - hair resembling thatched roofing material
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
2.thatch - plant stalks used as roofing material
roofing material - building material used in constructing roofs
3.thatch - an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)Thatch - an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
4.thatch - a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)thatch - a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
roof - a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
Verb1.thatch - cover with thatch; "thatch the roofs"
roof - provide a building with a roof; cover a building with a roof
Translations
سَقْفٌ من القَشيَسْقُف البَيْت بالقَش
došekdošková krytinapokrýt došky
stråtække
zsúppal fedzsúptetõ
òekja meî hálmistrá, hálmur
dengtas nendrėmisdengtas šiaudaisdengti nendrėmisdengti šiaudaisnendrės
apjumt ar salmiem, niedrēmjumta klājums
otiepok slamy upravený ako krytinapokryť otiepkami slamy
saptan/sazdan dam örtüsüsazla samanla kaplamak

thatch

[θætʃ]
A. N (= straw) → paja f; (= roof) → techo m de paja
B. VTcubrir con paja, poner techo de paja a

thatch

n
(= straw)Stroh nt; (= reed)Reet nt; (= roof)Stroh-/Reetdach nt
(inf, = hair) → Mähne f
vt roofmit Stroh/Reet decken

thatch

[θætʃ]
1. n (on roof) → copertura di paglia (or frasche)
2. vtcoprire con paglia (or frasche)

thatch

(θӕtʃ) noun
straw, rushes etc used as a roofing material for houses.
verb
to cover the roof of (a house) with thatch.
thatched adjective
covered with thatch. thatched cottages.
References in classic literature ?
A natural spring of soft and pleasant water--a rare treasure on the sea-girt peninsula where the Puritan settlement was made--had early induced Matthew Maule to build a hut, shaggy with thatch, at this point, although somewhat too remote from what was then the centre of the village.
Then, moreover, the white locks of age were sometimes found to be the thatch of an intellectual tenement in good repair.
This roof was of ancient mud-colored straw thatch a foot thick, and was covered all over, except in a few trifling spots, with a thriving and luxurious growth of green vegetation, mainly moss.
There were only three hiding-places where he had ever heard of cottagers' hoards being found: the thatch, the bed, and a hole in the floor.
It took a long while, for the thatch was thick, but at last I was nearly through it.
Then I came to a long thicket of these oaklike trees-- live, or evergreen, oaks, I heard afterwards they should be called--which grew low along the sand like brambles, the boughs curiously twisted, the foliage compact, like thatch.
But as he looked at the thatch, he saw that he could tear it out any time if he wanted to get away, and that the window had no fastenings.
Wine that recalls the glow of spring, Upon the thatch a sudden shower, A gentle scholar in the bower, Where tall bamboos their shadows fling, White clouds in heavens newly clear, And wandering wings through depths of trees, Then pillowed in green shade, he sees A torrent foaming to the mere; Around his dreams the dead leaves fall; Calm as the starred chrysanthemum, He notes the season glories come, And reads the books that never pall.
On arriving at the extremity of the castle D'Artagnan found himself overlooking a beautiful valley, in which, at the foot of a charming little lake, stood several scattered houses, which, humble in their aspect, and covered, some with tiles, others with thatch, seemed to acknowledge as their sovereign lord a pretty chateau, built about the beginning of the reign of Henry IV.
It was a low house, with smooth grey thatch and buff walls, looking pleasant and mellow in the evening light.
It is Christmas Eve," says he, "I mark the date; here I sit alone on a rude couch of rushes, sheltered by the thatch of a herdsman's hut; I, whose inheritance was a kingdom, owe my night's harbourage to a poor serf; my throne is usurped, my crown presses the brow of an invader; I have no friends; my troops wander broken in the hills of Wales; reckless robbers spoil my country; my subjects lie prostrate, their breasts crushed by the heel of the brutal Dane.
There are no villages; the houses stand here and there in the shadow of the groves, or are scattered along the banks of the winding stream; their golden-hued bamboo sides and gleaming white thatch forming a beautiful contrast to the perpetual verdure in which they are embowered.