Hat block, a block on which hats are formed or dressed.To pass around the hat, to take up a collection of voluntary contributions, which are often received in a hat. [Colloq.] Lowell.

(Hat"a*ble) a. [From Hate.] Capable of being, or deserving to be, hated; odious; detestable.

(Hat"band`) n. A band round the crown of a hat; sometimes, a band of black cloth, crape, etc., worn as a badge of mourning.

(Hat"box`) n. A box for a hat.

(Hatch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hatched (hacht); p. pr. & vb. n. Hatching.] [F. hacher to chop, hack. See Hash.]

1. To cross with lines in a peculiar manner in drawing and engraving. See Hatching.

Shall win this sword, silvered and hatched.

Those hatching strokes of the pencil.

2. To cross; to spot; to stain; to steep. [Obs.]

His weapon hatched in blood.
Beau. & Fl.

3. Moving or acting with haste or in a hurry; hurrying; hence, acting without deliberation; precipitate; rash; easily excited; eager.

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
Prov. xxix. 20.

The hasty multitude
Admiring entered.

Be not hasty to go out of his sight.
Eccl. viii. 3.

4. Made or reached without deliberation or due caution; as, a hasty conjecture, inference, conclusion, etc., a hasty resolution.

5. Proceeding from, or indicating, a quick temper.

Take no unkindness of his hasty words.

6. Forward; early; first ripe. [Obs.] "As the hasty fruit before the summer." Is. xxviii. 4.

Hasty pudding
(Has"ty pud"ding) (has"ty p&usdotd"ding).

1. A thick batter pudding made of Indian meal stirred into boiling water; mush. [U. S.]

2. A batter or pudding made of flour or oatmeal, stirred into boiling water or milk. [Eng.]

(Hat) a. Hot. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hat), sing. pres. of Hote to be called. Cf. Hatte. [Obs.] "That one hat abstinence." Piers Plowman.

(Hat) n. [AS. hæt, hætt; akin to Dan. hat, Sw. hatt, Icel. hattr a hat, höttr hood, D. hoed hat, G. hut, OHG. huot, and prob. to L. cassis helmet. &radic13. Cf. Hood.] A covering for the head; esp., one with a crown and brim, made of various materials, and worn by men or women for protecting the head from the sun or weather, or for ornament.

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