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Door and Hatch Definitions

Door

A movable structure used to close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates.

Hatch

An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.

Door

A similar part on a piece of furniture or a vehicle.

Hatch

The cover for such an opening.

Door

A doorway.
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Hatch

A hatchway.

Door

The room or building to which a door belongs:They live three doors down the hall.

Hatch

A door that opens upward on the rear of an automobile; a hatchback.

Door

A means of approach or access:looking for the door to success.

Hatch

A floodgate.
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Door

(Slang)To strike (a passing bicyclist, for example) by suddenly opening a vehicular door.

Hatch

The act or an instance of hatching from an egg or similar structure.

Door

To serve as a doorman or doorwoman of (a nightclub, for example).

Hatch

The act or an instance of emerging from a cocoon or chrysalis.

Door

A portal of entry into a building, room, or vehicle, typically consisting of a rigid plane movable on a hinge. Doors are frequently made of wood or metal. May have a handle to help open and close, a latch to hold the door closed, and a lock that ensures the door cannot be opened without the key.
I knocked on the vice president's door

Hatch

The act or an instance of emerging from the water when transforming from an aquatic larval or pupal form to a winged form.

Door

Any flap, etc. that opens like a door.
The 24 doors in an Advent calendar

Hatch

A group of young organisms, especially birds, that hatch at one time; a brood.

Door

(immigration) An entry point.

Hatch

A group of adult insects that emerge at one time.

Door

(figurative) A means of approach or access.
Learning is the door to wisdom.

Hatch

A group of winged insects, as mayflies or caddisflies, that emerge at one time from a body of water.

Door

(figurative) A possibility.
To leave the door open
All doors are open to somebody

Hatch

A fine line used in hatching.

Door

(figurative) A barrier.
Keep a door on your anger.

Hatch

To emerge from an egg or other structure that surrounds and protects an embryo.

Door

A software mechanism by which a user can interact with a program running remotely on a bulletin board system. See BBS door.

Hatch

To emerge from a cocoon or chrysalis.

Door

The proceeds from entrance fees and/or ticket sales at a venue such as a bar or nightclub, especially in relation to portion paid to the entertainers. "The bar owner gives each band a percentage of the door and charges customers more to get in"

Hatch

To emerge from the water when transforming from an aquatic larval or pupal form to a winged form, as a mayfly or caddisfly.

Door

To cause a collision by opening the door of a vehicle in front of an oncoming cyclist or pedestrian.

Hatch

To produce (young) from an egg or eggs.

Door

An opening in the wall of a house or of an apartment, by which to go in and out; an entrance way.
To the same end, men several paths may tread,As many doors into one temple lead.

Hatch

To cause (an egg or eggs) to produce young.

Door

The frame or barrier of boards, or other material, usually turning on hinges, by which an entrance way into a house or apartment is closed and opened.
At last he came unto an iron doorThat fast was locked.

Hatch

To devise or originate, especially in secret
Hatch an assassination plot.

Door

Passage; means of approach or access.
I am the door; by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved.

Hatch

To shade by drawing or etching fine parallel or crossed lines on.

Door

An entrance way, but taken in the sense of the house or apartment to which it leads.
Martin's office is now the second door in the street.
A riot unpunished is but next door to a tumult.
His imaginary title of fatherhood is out of doors.
If I have failed, the fault lies wholly at my door.

Hatch

A horizontal door in a floor or ceiling.

Door

A swinging or sliding barrier that will close the entrance to a room or building or vehicle;
He knocked on the door
He slammed the door as he left

Hatch

A trapdoor.

Door

The entrance (the space in a wall) through which you enter or leave a room or building; the space that a door can close;
He stuck his head in the doorway

Hatch

An opening in a wall at window height for the purpose of serving food or other items. A pass through.
The cook passed the dishes through the serving hatch.

Door

Anything providing a means of access (or escape);
We closed the door to Haitian immigrants
Education is the door to success

Hatch

A small door in large mechanical structures and vehicles such as aircraft and spacecraft often provided for access for maintenance.

Door

A structure where people live or work (usually ordered along a street or road);
The office next door
They live two doors up the street from us

Hatch

(nautical) An opening through the deck of a ship or submarine

Door

A room that is entered via a door;
His office is the third door down the hall on the left

Hatch

(slang) A gullet.

Hatch

A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.

Hatch

A floodgate; a sluice gate.

Hatch

(Scotland) A bedstead.

Hatch

(mining) An opening into, or in search of, a mine.

Hatch

The act of hatching.

Hatch

(figurative) Development; disclosure; discovery.

Hatch

(poultry) A group of birds that emerged from eggs at a specified time.
These pullets are from an April hatch.

Hatch

(often as mayfly hatch) The phenomenon, lasting 1–2 days, of large clouds of mayflies appearing in one location to mate, having reached maturity.

Hatch

(informal) A birth, the birth records (in the newspaper).
Hatch, match, and dispatch

Hatch

(transitive) To close with a hatch or hatches.

Hatch

To emerge from an egg.

Hatch

To break open when a young animal emerges from it.

Hatch

(transitive) To incubate eggs; to cause to hatch.

Hatch

(transitive) To devise (a plot or scheme).

Hatch

(transitive) To shade an area of (a drawing, diagram, etc.) with fine parallel lines, or with lines which cross each other (cross-hatch).

Hatch

To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.

Hatch

To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.
Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.
Those hatching strokes of the pencil.

Hatch

To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep.
His weapon hatched in blood.

Hatch

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.
As the partridge sitteth on eggs, and hatcheth them not.
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.

Hatch

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.
Fancies hatchedIn silken-folded idleness.

Hatch

To produce young; - said of eggs; to come forth from the egg; - said of the young of birds, fishes, insects, etc.

Hatch

To close with a hatch or hatches.
'T were not amiss to keep our door hatched.

Hatch

The act of hatching.

Hatch

Development; disclosure; discovery.

Hatch

The chickens produced at once or by one incubation; a brood.

Hatch

A door with an opening over it; a half door, sometimes set with spikes on the upper edge.
In at the window, or else o'er the hatch.

Hatch

A frame or weir in a river, for catching fish.

Hatch

A flood gate; a sluice gate.

Hatch

A bedstead.

Hatch

An opening in the deck of a vessel or floor of a warehouse which serves as a passageway or hoistway; a hatchway; also; a cover or door, or one of the covers used in closing such an opening.

Hatch

An opening into, or in search of, a mine.

Hatch

The production of young from an egg

Hatch

Shading consisting of multiple crossing lines

Hatch

A movable barrier covering a hatchway

Hatch

Emerge from the eggs;
Young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch

Hatch

Devise or invent;
He thought up a plan to get rich quickly
No-one had ever thought of such a clever piece of software

Hatch

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

Hatch

Draw, cut, or engrave lines, usually parallel, on metal, wood, or paper;
Hatch the sheet

Hatch

Sit on (eggs);
Birds brood
The female covers the eggs

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