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Overview of noun hatching

The noun hatching has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (3) hatch, hatching

(the production of young from an egg)

2. hatch, hatching, crosshatch, hachure

(shading consisting of multiple crossing lines)


Overview of verb hatch

The verb hatch has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) hatch

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

2. (1) think up, think of, dream up, hatch, concoct

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

3. hatch

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

4. hatch

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

5. brood, hatch, cover, incubate

(sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")

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