Hatch Hatch, v. t. [OE. hacchen, hetchen; akin to G. hecken, Dan. hekke; cf. MHG. hagen bull; perh. akin to E. hatch a half door, and originally meaning, to produce under a hatch. [root]12.] 1. To produce, as young, from an egg or eggs by incubation, or by artificial heat; to produce young from (eggs); as, the young when hatched. --Paley. [1913 Webster]

As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not. --Jer. xvii. 11. [1913 Webster]

For the hens do not sit upon the eggs; but by keeping them in a certain equal heat they [the husbandmen] bring life into them and hatch them. --Robynson (More's Utopia). [1913 Webster]

2. To contrive or plot; to form by meditation, and bring into being; to originate and produce; to concoct; as, to hatch mischief; to hatch heresy. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

Fancies hatched In silken-folded idleness. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

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