Definition of ketch

Definition of ketch
  1. ketch Noun A fore and aft rigged sailing vessel with two masts, main and mizzen, the mizzen being stepped forward of the rudder post.
  2. ketch Verb Eye dialect of catch.
  3. ketch Verb To hang.
  4. catch Noun The act of seizing or capturing.
  5. catch Noun The act of catching an object in motion, especially a ball.
  6. catch Noun The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
  7. catch Noun The game of catching a ball.
  8. catch Noun A find, in particular a boyfriend or girlfriend or prospective spouse.
  9. catch Noun Something which is captured or caught.
  10. catch Noun The amount which is caught, especially of fish.
  11. catch Noun A stopping mechanism, especially a clasp which stops something from opening.
  12. catch Noun A hesitation in voice, caused by strong emotion.
  13. catch Noun A concealed difficulty, especially in a deal or negotiation.
  14. catch Noun A crick; a sudden muscle pain during unaccustomed positioning when the muscle is in use.
  15. catch Noun A fragment of music or poetry.
  16. catch Noun A state of readiness to capture or seize; an ambush.
  17. catch Noun A crop which has germinated and begun to grow.
  18. catch Noun A type of strong boat, usually having two masts; a ketch.
  19. catch Noun A type of humorous round in which the voices gradually catch up with one another; usually sung by men and often having bawdy lyrics.
  20. catch Noun The refrain; a line or lines of a song which are repeated from verse to verse.
  21. catch Noun The act of catching a hit ball before it reaches the ground, resulting in an out.
  22. catch Noun A player in respect of his catching ability; particularly one who catches well.
  23. catch Noun The first contact of an oar with the water.
  24. catch Noun A stoppage of breath, resembling a slight cough.
  25. catch Verb To capture, overtake.
  26. catch Verb To seize hold of.
  27. catch Verb To intercept.
  28. catch Verb To receive (by being in the way).
  29. catch Verb To take in with one's senses or intellect.
  30. catch Verb To seize attention, interest.
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