(noun, verb)


1. the production of young from an egg

Similar word(s): hatching

Definition categories: process, birth, birthing, parturition

2. shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

Similar word(s): crosshatch, hachure, hatching

Definition categories: attribute, shading

3. a sloping rear car door that is lifted to open

Similar word(s): hatchback, liftgate

Definition categories: man–made

4. a movable barrier covering a hatchway

Definition categories: man–made

Sentences with hatch as a noun:

- The cook passed the dishes through the serving hatch.

- These pullets are from an April hatch.


1. emerge from the eggs

- young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch

Definition categories: body

2. devise or invent

Similar word(s): concoct

Definition categories: creation

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

Definition categories: creation, inlay

4. draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper

- hatch the sheet

Definition categories: contact, line

5. sit on (eggs)

Similar word(s): brood, cover, incubate

Definition categories: body, multiply, procreate, reproduce

Sentences with hatch as a verb:

- to hatch a plan or a plot; to hatch mischief or heresy