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Dictionary definition for: Hatch

1. (n) the production of young from an egg

2. (v) emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"

3. (n) shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

4. (v) devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly" "no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"

5. (n) a movable barrier covering a hatchway

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

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

8. (v) sit on (eggs) "Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

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