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Singular
Hatch

Plural
Hatches

Hatch (plural Hatches)
  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.
    The cook passed the dishes through the serving hatch.
  4. A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.
  5. A narrow passageway between the decks of a ship or submarine.
  6. (slang) A gullet.
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From Middle English hacchen; akin to Middle High German hecken (to mate)

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Infinitive
to Hatch

Third person singular
hatches

Simple past
hatched

Past participle
hatched

Present participle
hatching

to Hatch (third-person singular simple present hatches, present participle hatching, simple past and past participle hatched)
  1. (intransitive) (of young animals) To emerge from an egg.
  2. (intransitive) (of eggs) To break open when a young animal emerges from it.
  3. (transitive) To incubate eggs; to cause to hatch.
  4. (transitive) To devise. (hatch a plan)
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hatch

  1. (poultry) A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
    These pullets are from an April hatch.
  2. (Often as Mayfly hatch) The phenomenon, lasting 1-2 days, of large clouds of mayflies appearing in one location (to mate, having reached maturity).
  3. (informal) As in the phrase "hatched, matched, and dispatched." A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper).
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From Middle French hacher (to chop, slice up, incise with fine lines); Old French hachier

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Infinitive
to Hatch

Third person singular
hatches

Simple past
hatched

Past participle
hatched

Present participle
hatching

to Hatch (third-person singular simple present hatches, present participle hatching, simple past and past participle hatched)
  1. (transitive) To shade an area of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines, particularly with lines which cross each other: cross-hatch.
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