hatching Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the production of young from an egg
noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
crosshatch; hachure; hatch.
verb emerge from the eggs
- young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch
verb devise or invent
think up; think of; dream up; concoct; hatch.
- He thought up a plan to get rich quickly
- no-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software
verb inlay with narrow strips or lines of a different substance such as gold or silver, for the purpose of decorating
verb draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper
- hatch the sheet
verb sit on (eggs)
incubate; brood; cover; hatch.
- Birds brood
- The female covers the eggs
A mode of execution in engraving, drawing, and miniature painting, in which shading is produced by lines crossing each other at angles more or less acute; -- called also crosshatching.
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