thatch

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
thatch /θætʃ/USA pronunciation   n. [uncountable]
  1. Also,  ˈthatch•ing. a material, as straw, used to cover roofs.
  2. a covering made of such a material.

v. [+ object]
  1. to cover with or as if with thatch.
thatched, adj.: a thatched roof.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
thatch  (thach),USA pronunciation  n. 
  1. Also,  thatching. a material, as straw, rushes, leaves, or the like, used to cover roofs, grain stacks, etc.
  2. a covering of such a material.
  3. the leaves of various palms that are used for thatching.
  4. something resembling thatch on a roof, esp. thick hair covering the head:a thatch of unruly red hair.
  5. Botany[Hort.]a tightly bound layer of dead grass, including leaves, stems, and roots, that builds up on the soil surface at the base of the living grass of a lawn.

v.t. 
  1. to cover with or as if with thatch.
  2. Botany[Hort.]to remove thatch from (a lawn);
    dethatch.
thatchless, adj. 
thatchy, adj. 
  • bef. 900; (verb, verbal) Middle English thacchen, variant (with a from thak dialect, dialectal thack) of thecchen, Old English theccan to cover, hide; cognate with Dutch dekken (see deck), German decken, Old Norse thekja; (noun, nominal) Middle English thacche, variant (with ch from the verb, verbal) of thak

Thatch  (thach),USA pronunciation n. 
  • BiographicalEdward. See  Teach, Edward. 

  • Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
    thatch /θætʃ/ n
    1. Also called: thatching a roofing material that consists of straw, reed, etc
    2. a roof made of such a material
    3. anything resembling this, such as the hair of the head
    4. Also called: thatch palm any of various palms with leaves suitable for thatching
    vb
    1. to cover (a roof) with thatch
    Etymology: Old English theccan to cover; related to thæc roof, Old Saxon thekkian to thatch, Old High German decchen, Old Norse thekja

    ˈthatcher n
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