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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spawnspɔn(n.)

  1. the mass of eggs deposited in the water by fishes, amphibians, and other aquatic creatures.

    Category: Zoology

  2. the mycelium of mushrooms, esp. of the species grown for the market.

    Category: Fungi

  3. a swarming brood; numerous progeny.

  4. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) any person or thing regarded as the offspring of some stock, idea, etc.

  5. (v.i.)to deposit eggs or sperm directly into the water.

    Category: Zoology

  6. (v.t.)to produce (spawn).

    Category: Zoology

  7. to give birth to; give rise to:

    His disappearance spawned many rumors.

  8. to produce in large number.

  9. to plant with mycelium.

    Category: Botany

Origin of spawn:

1350–1400; ME (v.), prob. < AF espaundre (OF espandre) to expand

spawn′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spawn(verb)

    the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs

  2. engender, breed, spawn(verb)

    call forth

  3. spawn(verb)

    lay spawn

    "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"

Wiktionary

  1. spawn(Noun)

    The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism

  2. spawn(Noun)

    Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation

  3. spawn(Noun)

    (by extension) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring

  4. spawn(Noun)

    The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.

  5. spawn(Verb)

    To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.

  6. spawn(Verb)

    To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.

  7. spawn(Verb)

    To bring forth in general.

  8. spawn(Verb)

    To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn

  9. spawn(Verb)

    To plant with fungal spawn

  10. spawn(Verb)

    To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.

  11. spawn(Verb)

    To reproduce, especially in large numbers.

  12. spawn(Verb)

    (To cause) to appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.

  13. Origin: Recorded since 1413; from spawne, spawnen, from espaundre, from espandre, from expandere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Spawn(verb)

    to produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do

  2. Spawn(verb)

    to bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt

  3. Spawn(verb)

    to deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do

  4. Spawn(verb)

    to issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously

  5. Spawn(verb)

    the ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals

  6. Spawn(verb)

    any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously

  7. Spawn(verb)

    the buds or branches produced from underground stems

  8. Spawn(verb)

    the white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi

Freebase

  1. Spawn

    Spawn is a fictional character, a comic book superhero who appears in a monthly comic book of the same name published by Image Comics. Created by writer/artist Todd McFarlane, the character first appeared in Malibu Sun #13. Spawn was ranked 60th on Wizard magazine's list of the Top 200 Comic Book Characters of All Time, 50th on Empire magazine's list of The 50 Greatest Comic Book Characters and 36th on IGN's 2011 Top 100 Comic Book Heroes. The series has spun off several other comics, including Angela, Curse of the Spawn, Sam & Twitch, and the Japanese manga Shadows of Spawn. Spawn was adapted into a 1997 feature film, an HBO animated series lasting from 1997 until 1999, and a series of action figures whose high level of detail made McFarlane Toys known in the toy industry.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. spawn

    1. [techspeak] In Unix parlance, to create a child process from within a process. Technically this is a ‘fork’; the term ‘spawn’ is a bit more general and is used for threads (lightweight processes) as well as traditional heavyweight processes. 2. In gaming, meant to indicate where (spawn-point) and when a player comes to life (or re-spawns) after being killed. Opposite of frag.

Anagrams of Spawn

  1. pawns


Translations for Spawn

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

spawn(noun)

the eggs of fish, frogs etc

In the spring, the pond is full of frog-spawn.

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