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Meaning of THATCH

Pronunciation:  thach, thach

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a house roof made with a plant material (as straw)
  2. [n]  hair resembling thatched roofing material
  3. [n]  an English pirate who operated in the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of North America (died in 1718)
  4. [n]  plant stalks used as roofing material
  5. [v]  cover with thatch; of roofs

THATCH is a 6 letter word that starts with T.


 Synonyms: Blackbeard, Edward Teach, Edward Thatch, Teach, thatched roof
 See Also: buccaneer, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, pirate, roof, roof, roofing material, sea robber, sea rover



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Thatch\, n. [OE. thak, AS. [thorn][ae]c a roof; akin to
    [thorn]eccean to cover, D. dak a roof, dekken to cover, G.
    dach a roof, decken 8cover, Icel. [thorn]ak a roof, Sw. tak,
    Dan. tag, Lith. st[=o]gas, Ir. teagh a house, Gael. teach,
    tigh, W. ty, L. tegere to cover, toga a toga, Gr. ?, ?, a
    roof, ? to cover, Skr. sthag. Cf. {Deck}, {Integument},
    {Tile}, {Toga}.]
    1. Straw, rushes, or the like, used for making or covering
       the roofs of buildings, or of stacks of hay or grain.
    2. (Bot.) A name in the West Indies for several kinds of
       palm, the leaves of which are used for thatching.
    {Thatch sparrow}, the house sparrow. [Prov. Eng.]
  2. \Thatch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Thatched}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Thatching}.] [From {Thatch}, n.: cf. OE. thecchen, AS.
    ?eccean to cover.]
    To cover with, or with a roof of, straw, reeds, or some
    similar substance; as, to thatch a roof, a stable, or a stack
    of grain.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you thatch a roof with a perishable material means gloomy surroundings and much discomfort.