hatch vs hatching what difference

what is difference between hatch and hatching

English

Pronunciation

  • enPR: hăch, IPA(key): /hætʃ/
  • Hyphenation: hatch
  • Rhymes: -ætʃ

Etymology 1

From Middle English hacche, hache, from Old English hæċ, from Proto-West Germanic *hakkju (compare Dutch hek ‘gate, railing’, Low German Heck ‘pasture gate, farmyard gate’), variant of *haggju ‘hedge’. More at hedge.

Noun

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. A pass through.
  4. A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.
  5. (nautical) An opening through the deck of a ship or submarine
  6. (slang) A gullet.
  7. A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.
  8. A floodgate; a sluice gate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ainsworth to this entry?)
  9. (Scotland) A bedstead.
  10. (mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.
Derived terms
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Verb

hatch (third-person singular simple present hatches, present participle hatching, simple past and past participle hatched)

  1. (transitive) To close with a hatch or hatches.

Etymology 2

From Middle English hacche, hacchen (to propagate), from Old English hæċċan, āhaċċian (to peck out; hatch), from Proto-Germanic *hakjaną.

Cognate with German hecken ‘to breed, spawn’, Danish hække (to hatch), Swedish häcka (to breed); akin to Latvian kakale ‘penis’.

Verb

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.
Derived terms
  • hatchling
Translations
References

Noun

hatch (plural hatches)

  1. The act of hatching.
  2. (figuratively) Development; disclosure; discovery.
  3. (poultry) A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
  4. (often as mayfly hatch) The phenomenon, lasting 1–2 days, of large clouds of mayflies appearing in one location to mate, having reached maturity.
    • a. 1947, Edward R. Hewitt, quoted in 1947, Charles K. Fox, Redistribution of the Green Drake, 1997, Norm Shires, Jim Gilford (editors), Limestone Legends, page 104,
      The Willowemoc above Livington Manor had the largest mayfly hatch I ever knew about fifty years ago.
  5. (informal) A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper) — compare the phrase “hatched, matched, and dispatched.”
Translations

Etymology 3

From Middle French hacher (to chop, slice up, incise with fine lines), from Old French hacher, hachier, from Frankish *hakōn, *hakkōn, from Proto-Germanic *hakkōną (to chop; hack). More at hack.

Verb

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, diagram, etc.) with fine parallel lines, or with lines which cross each other (cross-hatch).
    • Those hatching strokes of the pencil.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
    • His weapon hatch’d in blood.
Translations

See also

  • Hatch End

Further reading

  • Hatch in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)

Anagrams

  • Thach, tchah


English

Noun

hatching (countable and uncountable, plural hatchings)

  1. A method of shading areas of a drawing or diagram with fine parallel lines.
  2. A group of birds, reptiles, fish, insects, etc., which emerge from their eggs at the same time.
    We got a good hatching from the swallowtail eggs.
  3. The act of an egg hatching, eclosion

Translations

Verb

hatching

  1. present participle of hatch

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