1. To emerge from or break out from an egg.
2. To produce (young) from an egg.
3. To devise or originate, especially in secret. She hatched that idea by herself
4. On opening, as in a the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building or in an aircraft.
5. A ship's compartment.
6. The hinged rear door of a hatchback.
7. Down the hatch! Means drink up!
8. To shade a drawing or etching with fine parallel or crossed lines.

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Shown is a newly hatched chick