n 1: the production of young from an egg [syn: hatch,
2: shading consisting of multiple crossing lines [syn: hatch,
hatching, crosshatch, hachure]
3: a movable barrier covering a hatchway
v 1: emerge from the eggs; "young birds, fish, and reptiles
2: devise or invent; "He thought up a plan to get rich quickly";
"no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software"
[syn: think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct]
3: inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance
such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
4: draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal,
wood, or paper; "hatch the sheet"
5: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
[syn: brood, hatch, cover, incubate]