Definitions for Spawnspɔn
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the mass of eggs deposited in the water by fishes, amphibians, and other aquatic creatures.
the mycelium of mushrooms, esp. of the species grown for the market.
a swarming brood; numerous progeny.
(used with a sing. or pl. v.) any person or thing regarded as the offspring of some stock, idea, etc.
(v.i.)to deposit eggs or sperm directly into the water.
(v.t.)to produce (spawn).
to give birth to; give rise to:
His disappearance spawned many rumors.
to produce in large number.
to plant with mycelium.
Origin of spawn:
1350–1400; ME (v.), prob. < AF espaundre (OF espandre) to expand
the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
engender, breed, spawn(verb)
"The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism
Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation
(by extension) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring
The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.
To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.
To bring forth in general.
To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn
To plant with fungal spawn
To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.
To reproduce, especially in large numbers.
(To cause) to appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.
Origin: Recorded since 1413; from spawne, spawnen, from espaundre, from espandre, from expandere.
to produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do
to bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt
to deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do
to issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously
the ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals
any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously
the buds or branches produced from underground stems
the white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi
The New Hacker's Dictionary
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.
Translations for Spawn
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the eggs of fish, frogs etc
In the spring, the pond is full of frog-spawn.
- بَيْض السَّمَك أو الضَّفادِعArabic
- ovasPortuguese (BR)
- jikry, potěrCzech
- der LaichGerman
- rogn; -rogn;æg; -ægDanish
- تخم ماهي يا قور باغهFarsi
- בֵּיצֵי דָגִיםHebrew
- जलांडक, संतानHindi
- ikra, mrijestCroatian
- telur ikan, telur kodokIndonesian
- hrogn, gotaIcelandic
- (고기, 개구리 등의) 알Korean
- kuit, drilDutch
- rogn; yngelNorwegian
- ikra, skrzekPolish
- تخم ماهي يا قور باغهPersian
- د کب یا بقه هګیPashto
- ikry, poterSlovak
- ไข่ปลา; ไข่กบThai
- 卵Chinese (Trad.)
- مچھلی ، مینڈک، کیکڑے، وغیرہ کا انڈاUrdu
- trứng cá, ếch...Vietnamese
- 卵Chinese (Simp.)
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