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hatch 1

 (hăch)
n.
1.
a. An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.
b. The cover for such an opening.
c. A hatchway.
2. A door that opens upward on the rear of an automobile; a hatchback.
3. A floodgate.
Idiom:
down the hatch Slang
Drink up. Often used as a toast.

[Middle English, small door, from Old English hæc, hæcc.]

hatch 2

 (hăch)
v. hatched, hatch·ing, hatch·es
v.intr.
1. To emerge from an egg or other structure that surrounds and protects an embryo.
2. To emerge from a cocoon or chrysalis.
3. To emerge from the water when transforming from an aquatic larval or pupal form to a winged form, as a mayfly or caddisfly.
v.tr.
1. To produce (young) from an egg or eggs.
2. To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.
3. To devise or originate, especially in secret: hatch an assassination plot.
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of hatching from an egg or similar structure.
b. The act or an instance of emerging from a cocoon or chrysalis.
c. The act or an instance of emerging from the water when transforming from an aquatic larval or pupal form to a winged form.
2.
a. A group of young organisms, especially birds, that hatch at one time; a brood.
b. A group of adult insects that emerge at one time.
c. A group of winged insects, as mayflies or caddisflies, that emerge at one time from a body of water.

[Middle English hacchen, from Old English *hæccan.]

hatch′er n.

hatch 3

 (hăch)
tr.v. hatched, hatch·ing, hatch·es
To shade by drawing or etching fine parallel or crossed lines on.
n.
A fine line used in hatching.

[Middle English hachen, to engrave, carve, from Old French hacher, hachier, to crosshatch, cut up; see hash1.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hatched - emerged from an egg
born - brought into existence; "he was a child born of adultery"
2.hatched - shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines
shaded - (of pictures or drawings) drawn or painted with degrees or gradations of shadow; "the shaded areas of the face seemed to recede"
References in classic literature ?
At last Jemima told him that she intended to begin to sit next day--"and I will bring a bag of corn with me, so that I need never leave my nest until the eggs are hatched.
As I reached their side a glance showed me that all but a very few eggs had hatched, the incubator being fairly alive with the hideous little devils.
But when I was first hatched out no one could tell whether I was going to be a hen or a rooster; so the little boy at the farm where I was born called me Bill, and made a pet of me because I was the only yellow chicken in the whole brood.
A DOVE shut up in a cage was boasting of the large number of young ones which she had hatched.
Then she went on sitting, and hatched them: and in a few days they crawled out, and had only a little red streak across their necks, where the tailor had sewn them together.
Poyser says, I'd have to be hatched over again and hatched different before I could change it.
Can it be, therefore, that an intrigue has been hatched through THIS channel?