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English noun: hatch

1. hatch (process) the production of young from an egg


Broader (hypernym)birth, birthing, giving birth, parturition

2. hatch (attribute) shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

Synonymscrosshatch, hachure, hatching

Broader (hypernym)shading

3. hatch (artifact) a movable barrier covering a hatchway

Broader (hypernym)movable barrier

Narrower (hyponym)cargo hatch

Part meronymhatchway, opening, scuttle

English verb: hatch

1. hatch (body) emerge from the eggs

SamplesYoung birds, fish, and reptiles hatch.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)be born

Verb groupbrood, cover, hatch, incubate

2. hatch (creation) devise or invent

SamplesHe thought up a plan to get rich quickly.
No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software.

ExamplesDid he hatch his major works over a short period of time?

Synonymsconcoct, dream up, think of, think up

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)create by mental act, create mentally

Narrower (hyponym)cook up, fabricate, idealise, idealize, invent, make up, manufacture

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

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)inlay

Domain categoryhandicraft

4. hatch (contact) draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper

SamplesHatch the sheet.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)line

5. hatch (body) sit on (eggs)

SamplesBirds brood.
The female covers the eggs.

Synonymsbrood, cover, incubate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)multiply, procreate, reproduce

Entailsit, sit down

Verb groupbreed, cover, hatch

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