thatch - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online (US)

Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “thatch”

See all translations

thatch

verb [T] uk   us   /θætʃ/
to make a roof for a building with straw or reeds
thatched
adjective uk   us   /θætʃt/
They live in a thatched cottage/a cottage with a thatched roof.

thatch

noun uk   us   /θætʃ/
[U] straw or reeds used to make roofsthatch of hair a mass of thick or untidy hair
Translations of “thatch”
in Vietnamese mái che…
in Spanish paja…
in Thai หลังคาใบจาก…
in Malaysian jerami…
in French chaume…
in German das Dachstroh…
in Chinese (Traditional) 用茅草覆蓋(屋頂)…
in Indonesian rumbia…
in Chinese (Simplified) 用茅草覆盖(屋顶)…
(Definition of thatch from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of thatch?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

kick off

the time when a game of football starts, or when it begins again after it has stopped because of a goal, etc.

Word of the Day

She’s got very good posture. (How we stand and sit)

by Liz Walter,
May 27, 2015
Recently on this blog, we looked at the words that we use to describe the way we move. This week we’re looking at words for describing our bodies when they are still, whether we are standing or sitting. Since most of us do far too much of this, let’s start with sitting.

Read More 

ancestral health noun

May 25, 2015
diet based on the presumed diet of our Palaeolithic ancestors ‘Ancestral health,’ to use a term popular among Paleo followers, has gone mass.

Read More