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thatch

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transitive verb \ˈthach\

Definition of thatch

  1. :  to cover with or as if with thatch

thatcher

noun

Origin and Etymology of thatch

Middle English thecchen, from Old English theccan to cover; akin to Old High German decchen to cover, Latin tegere, Greek stegein to cover, stegos roof, Sanskrit sthagati he covers


First Known Use: 14th century

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thatch

noun

Definition of thatch

  1. 1a :  a plant material (as straw) used as a sheltering cover especially of a houseb :  a sheltering cover (as a house roof) made of such materialc :  a mat of undecomposed plant material (as grass clippings) accumulated next to the soil in a grassy area (as a lawn)

  2. 2 :  something likened to the thatch of a house; especially :  the hair of one's head

Examples of thatch in a sentence

  1. Mice were living in the thatch of the roof.

  2. We ate lunch in the shade under the thatch of a beachfront restaurant.

  3. her thatch of dark brown hair

14th Century

First Known Use of thatch

14th century

Other Building Terms


THATCH Defined for English Language Learners

1

thatch

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transitive verb \ˈthach\

Definition of thatch for English Language Learners

  • : to make (a roof) with dried plant material (called thatch)


2

thatch

noun

Definition of thatch for English Language Learners

  • : dried plant material (such as straw or leaves) that is used to make the roof of a building

  • : a roof made of thatch : a thatched roof

  • : a thick mass of hair on a person's head


THATCH Defined for Kids

1

thatch

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noun \ˈthach\

Definition of thatch for Students

  1. :  a plant material (as straw) for use as roofing


2

thatch

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verb

Definition of thatch for Students

thatched

thatching

  1. :  to cover (a roof) with straw or other plant material


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