3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Hatch \Hatch\ (h[a^]ch), verb (used with an object) [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. --Chapman.

Those hatching strokes of the pencil. --Dryden.

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

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

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

hatched \hatched\ adjective [p. p. from {hatch}, verb (used without an object)] produced from an egg. [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: emerged from an egg

2: shaded by means of fine parallel or crossed lines [syn: {hatched}, {crosshatched}]

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