thatch

[thach]

noun

verb (used with object)

to cover with or as if with thatch.
Horticulture. to remove thatch from (a lawn); dethatch.

Nearby words

  1. that's right,
  2. that's that,
  3. that's the beauty of,
  4. that's the ticket,
  5. thataway,
  6. thatch palm,
  7. thatch, edward,
  8. thatched,
  9. thatcher,
  10. thatcher, margaret

Origin of thatch

before 900; (v.) Middle English thacchen, variant (with a from thak > dial. thack) of thecchen, Old English theccan to cover, hide; cognate with Dutch dekken (see deck), German decken, Old Norse thekja; (noun) Middle English thacche, variant (with ch from the v.) of thak

Related formsthatch·less, adjectivethatch·y, adjectivere·thatch, verb (used with object)

Thatch

[thach]

noun

Edward. Teach, Edward.
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British Dictionary definitions for thatch

thatch

noun

  1. Also called: thatchinga roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
  2. a roof made of such a material
anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head
Also called: thatch palm any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching

verb

to cover (a roof) with thatch
Derived Formsthatcher, nounthatchless, adjectivethatchy, adjective

Word Origin for thatch

Old English theccan to cover; related to thæc roof, Old Saxon thekkian to thatch, Old High German decchen, Old Norse thekja

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Word Origin and History for thatch
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