thatch

[ thach ]
/ θætʃ /

noun

verb (used with object)

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

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 forms

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

Definition for thatch (2 of 2)

Thatch

[ thach ]
/ θætʃ /

noun

Edward. Teach, Edward.

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British Dictionary definitions for thatch

thatch

/ (θætʃ) /

noun

  1. Also called: thatching a 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 Forms

thatcher, 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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