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booby hatch
eggs hatch (=break open to allow the baby out)
▪ The eggs hatch in 26 days.
hatch a plot (=make one)
▪ They have admitted hatching a plot to kill the president.
Newly hatched wood storks cry for food, sending parents to hunt for newly plentiful minnows.
Newly hatched birds were prepared to accept practically anything as their parent.
▪ It must time the laying of its eggs so that its chicks hatch when caterpillars are most abundant, and most palatable.
▪ Once he put a broody hen on a clutch of eggs and ten little chicks hatched out.
▪ As the chicks hatched, they were moved into an out-building and then, when fully fledged, up to the pool.
▪ Nor can the nest accommodate the chick when it hatches.
▪ It must time the laying of its eggs so that its chicks hatch when caterpillars are most abundant, and most palatable.
▪ The well-wrapped single egg then hatches, and the larva eats its home as its parent leaves.
▪ A few live in huge colonies on volcanoes, their eggs hatched by the earth's heat.
▪ Breakfast consisted of coffee the texture of loose sand, pineapple slices, and eggs which would have hatched the next day.
▪ Once the eggs have hatched all surplus rockwork can be removed, to ensure that fry do not get trapped under it.
▪ In some cases, more than 90 percent of the eggs hatching from clutches were females.
▪ Most pairs in Britain lay in the middle two weeks of May, with the eggs hatching 12 or 13 days later.
▪ The warm eggs hatch as larger babies than the cool ones.
▪ And so the Tortoise now began To hatch a very subtle plan.
▪ Meanwhile Mrs hatched her plans, abetted by the man of the world.
▪ Police are probing allegations that Sage, 16, hatched a bizarre plan to kill his dad's handyman.
▪ The court heard that a desperate financial crisis and debts of more than £40,000 drove Shooter to hatch his unsuccessful plot.
▪ One police source said Petrovits hatched the plot to take the child before he was born.
▪ The Witch King of Naggaroth hatched a new plot.
▪ Police believe this was when he hatched his plot to kill.
▪ Millions of mosquito eggs will have hatched out by May.
▪ The eggs should hatch any day now.
▪ All three seeds hatch the same adult.
▪ Breeze, who had hatched a good many herself, quickened her steps to a run, for her two friends were waiting.
▪ He has, in addition, hatched his own solution to the challenge of balancing love and work.
▪ Most pairs in Britain lay in the middle two weeks of May, with the eggs hatching 12 or 13 days later.
▪ The court heard that a desperate financial crisis and debts of more than £40,000 drove Shooter to hatch his unsuccessful plot.
▪ The egg is hatched without any direct help from either parent.
▪ The well-wrapped single egg then hatches, and the larva eats its home as its parent leaves.
▪ Taking hold of a strong branch, he finally cleared the escape hatch with his legs and dropped to the ground.
▪ Unlike the cecropia and promethea moths, however, these two do not have built-in escape hatches for the emerging adults.
▪ Some experts suggested that the escape hatch might have been damaged.
▪ There was also an escape hatch in the inner hard cocoon.
▪ Although normally kept shut, there is an escape hatch for the after cabin in each of the cockpit seats.
▪ The two sides were now on a collision course: Khrushchev could not allow West Berlin to remain as an escape hatch.
▪ Another escape hatch that Olson slams shut upon us is the device of distinguishing between Pound-the-man and Pound-the-poet.
▪ Even more important, birth control has a crucial escape hatch.
batten down the hatches
▪ Businesses are focused on survival - everyone's battening down the hatches.
don't count your chickens (before they're hatched)
▪ Getting an Oscar would be wonderful, but I think it's too early to count my chickens.
▪ If you want to go on a date sometime, you can ask me. But don't count your chickens.
▪ You'll probably get the job, but don't count your chickens just yet.
▪ The astronauts were fixing a hatch aboard the Mir space station.
▪ The oil spill will affect next spring's hatch.
▪ Did some one forget to close the hatch?
▪ Its designer shows how it can be fitted through a small kayak hatch in its assembled state.
▪ Kalchu went to the chicken coop and lifted the hatch.
▪ She had fallen from the hatch.
▪ The glassy rear hatch opens wide and the boot has low loading lip.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hatch \Hatch\, n.

  1. The act of hatching.

  2. Development; disclosure; discovery.

  3. The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.


Hatch \Hatch\, n. [OE. hacche, AS. h[ae]c, cf. haca the bar of a door, D. hek gate, Sw. h["a]ck coop, rack, Dan. hekke manger, rack. Prob. akin to E. hook, and first used of something made of pieces fastened together. Cf. Heck, Hack a frame.]

  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.

  2. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.

  3. A flood gate; a sluice gate.

  4. A bedstead. [Scot.]
    --Sir W. Scott.

  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.


Hatch \Hatch\, v. t. To close with a hatch or hatches.

'T were not amiss to keep our door hatched.


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


Hatch \Hatch\, v. t. [OE. hacchen, hetchen; akin to G. hecken, Dan. hekke; cf. MHG. hagen bull; perh. akin to E. hatch a half door, and originally meaning, to produce under a hatch.

  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.


Hatch \Hatch\ (h[a^]ch), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched (h[a^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.] [F. hacher to chop, hack. See Hash.]

  1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.

    Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.

    Those hatching strokes of the pencil.

  2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]

    His weapon hatched in blood.
    --Beau. & Fl.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"to produce young from eggs by incubation," from Middle English hachen (early 13c.), probably from an unrecorded Old English *hæccan, of unknown origin, related to Middle High German, German hecken "to mate" (used of birds). Meaning "to come forth from an egg" is late 14c. Figurative use (of plots, etc.) is from early 14c. Related: Hatched; hatching.


"opening," Old English hæc (genitive hæcce) "fence, grating, gate," from Proto-Germanic *hak- (cognates: Middle High German heck, Dutch hek "fence, gate"). This apparently is the source of many of the Hatcher surnames; "one who lives near a gate." Sense of "plank opening in ship's deck" is first recorded mid-13c. Drinking phrase down the hatch first recorded 1931.


"engrave, draw fine parallel lines," late 14c., from Old French hachier "chop up, hack" (14c.), from hache "ax" (see hatchet). Related: Hatched; hatching. The noun meaning "an engraved line or stroke" is from 1650s.


Etymology 1 n. 1 A horizontal door in a floor or ceiling. 2 A trapdoor. 3 An opening in a wall at window height for the purpose of serving food or other items. A pass_through#Noun. 4 A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance. 5 An opening through the deck of a ship or submarine. 6 (context slang English) A gullet. 7 A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish. 8 A floodgate; a sluice gate. 9 (context Scotland English) A bedstead. 10 (context mining English) An opening into, or in search of, a mine. vb. (context transitive English) To close with a hatch or hatches. Etymology 2

n. 1 The act of hatching. 2 Development; disclosure; discovery. 3 (context poultry English) A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time. 4 (context often as '''mayfly hatch''' English) The phenomenon, lasting 1-2 days, of large clouds of mayfly appearing in one location to mate, having reached maturity. 5 (context informal English) A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper) — compare the phrase "hatched, matched, and dispatched." vb. 1 (context intransitive English) (of young animals) To emerge from an egg. 2 (context intransitive English) (of eggs) To break open when a young animal emerges from it. 3 (context transitive English) To incubate eggs; to cause to hatch. 4 (context transitive English) To devise. Etymology 3

vb. 1 (context transitive English) To shade an area of (a drawing, diagram, etc.) with fine parallel lines, or with lines which cross each other (cross-hatch). 2 (context transitive obsolete English) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.

  1. n. 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

  4. v. emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"

  5. 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]

  6. inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating

  7. draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"

  8. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs" [syn: brood, cover, incubate]

Hatch, NM -- U.S. village in New Mexico
Population (2000): 1673
Housing Units (2000): 635
Land area (2000): 3.097088 sq. miles (8.021422 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.097088 sq. miles (8.021422 sq. km)
FIPS code: 31820
Located within: New Mexico (NM), FIPS 35
Location: 32.664919 N, 107.158668 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 87937
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hatch, NM
Hatch, UT -- U.S. town in Utah
Population (2000): 127
Housing Units (2000): 81
Land area (2000): 0.269264 sq. miles (0.697390 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.269264 sq. miles (0.697390 sq. km)
FIPS code: 33760
Located within: Utah (UT), FIPS 49
Location: 37.650711 N, 112.435460 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Hatch, UT

Hatch may refer to:

Hatch (surname)

Hatch is a surname, and may refer to:

  • Annia Hatch (born 1978), Cuban-American gymnast, who competed at the 2004 Olympics
  • A. Gould Hatch (1896–1970), New York politician
  • Beatrice Hatch, muse of Lewis Carroll
  • Carl Hatch (1889–1963), U.S. Senator from New Mexico
  • Sir David Hatch (1939–2007), BBC Radio executive
  • Edward Hatch (1832–1889), American general and Indian fighter
  • Edwin Hatch (1835–1889), English theologian
  • Eric S. Hatch (1901–1973), American novelist
  • Ethel Hatch (1869-1975), daughter of Edwin Hatch
  • Evelyn Hatch (1863), daughter of Edwin Hatch
  • George Hatch, mayor of Cincinnati from 1861 to 1863
  • George C. Hatch (1919–2009), American businessman, cable TV pioneer
  • Harry C. Hatch (1884–1946), industrialist from Prince Edward County, Ontario
  • Hector Hatch (born 1936), Fijian sportsman, politician and civil servant
  • Henry John Hatch (1818–1895), English clergyman sent to Newgate for indecent assault but subsequently pardoned
  • Herschel H. Hatch (1837–1920), U.S. Representative from Michigan
  • Israel T. Hatch (1808–1875), U.S. Representative from New York
  • Jack Hatch (born 1950), Iowa State Senator
  • Jethro A. Hatch (1832–1912), U.S. Representative from Indiana
  • John Porter Hatch, (1822–1901), American soldier
  • Mike Hatch (born 1948), attorney general of Minnesota
  • Orrin Hatch (born 1934), U.S. Senator from Utah
  • Richard Hatch (disambiguation), several people
  • Sidney Hatch (1883–1966), an American athlete who competed for the United States in the 1904 Summer Olympics
  • Thom Hatch, American author
  • Thomas V. Hatch, Utah politician
  • Tony Hatch (born 1939), English composer, songwriter, pianist, music arranger and producer
  • Wilbur Hatch (1902–1969), an American music composer
  • William Hatch (disambiguation), several people
Hatch (startup)

Hatch (formerly Makeably) is a New York City-based custom goods e-commerce website.

Hatch (company)

Hatch is an Amsterdam-based ecommerce platform that was founded in July 2011 under the name Iceleads by serial entrepreneur Joris Kroese and founding partner Icecat as being part of the iMerge group that provided EUR 500,000 seed capital.

The company developed a Where to Buy platform that allows brands to connect with online retailers. Hatch is globally servicing A-brands such as Intel, Lenovo, Bose, Philips, Dorel and offers them a live interface with 2800 retailers.

Usage examples of "hatch".

Such were the remonstrances made to his catholic majesty with respect to the illegality of the prize, which the French East India company asserted was taken within shot of a neutral port, that the Penthievre was first violently wrested out of the hands of the captors, then detained as a deposit, with sealed hatches, and a Spanish guard on board, till the claims of both parties could be examined, and at last adjudged to be an illegal capture, and consequently restored to the French, to the great disappointment of the owners of the privateer.

Though Catholic adoption services took considerable care in the placement of children, they were not pointlessly slow and obstructive, as were public agencies, especially when the would-be adopters were solid members of the community like Hatch and Lindsey, and when the adoptee was a disabled child with no option except continued institutionalization.

Keebes led the way up the ladder to the middle level and aft, to a large watertight hatch that led through a long tunnel.

Morris pulled out a line and attached it to the lug, then grabbed Bart and swam with him to a similar lug ten yards aft of the escape-trunk hatch and set flush into the deck.

McDermitt was the first SEAL down the hatch of the aft escape trunk after Morris shot the Chinese guard who had been lying in ambush inside.

At the end of the passageway was the massive hatch to the aft compartment that lay open on its latch.

Without stopping to shut the hatch Sai climbed through and ran along the tight tunnel leading to the aft compartment, and felt the deck tilt as the ship turned at high speed.

He had one hand below him and managed to push the hatch back as they descended, Avelyn rolling right over the hatchway, the deceivingly agile powrie hopping to its feet atop the now-closed portal.

After the bomb aimer went, a gale of great intensity blew through the open hatch into the cockpit.

With few wasted motions, Ake tied Ray to his line and then began towing him back toward the hatch.

As Alacrity and Floyt moved to the hatch, they were met by Seven Wars.

For the next four hours, Pacino kept the watch with an annoyed Lieutenant Alameda and the lookout behind them, who had his own cubbyhole hatch coming out of the sail.

On the way, Alameda turned around and smiled at him, and the expression on her face startled him so severely that he tripped on the step-off pad of the hatch to the special operations compartment tunnel, catching himself on the hatch opening.

Pacino pulled himself to his feet and followed Alameda through the tight passageway aft to the hatch they had come in from, then back to the original airlock and into the next compartment aft.

Captain Catardi was blown into Pacino, then slid past Alameda down the inclined tunnel deck back toward the hatch opening.