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spawn

 (spôn)
n.
1. The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
2. Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
3. A product or an outcome: the spawn of a prodigious imagination.
4. Mycelia of mushrooms or other fungi grown in specially prepared organic matter for planting in beds.
v. spawned, spawn·ing, spawns
v.intr.
1. To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
2. To produce offspring in large numbers.
v.tr.
1. To produce or deposit (spawn).
2. To produce (offspring).
3. To produce or give rise to: tyranny that spawned revolt.
4. To plant with mycelia grown in specially prepared organic matter.

[Middle English spawne, from spawnen, to spawn, from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Latin expandere; see expand.]

spawn′er n.

spawn

(spɔːn)
n
1. (Zoology) the mass of eggs deposited by fish, amphibians, or molluscs
2. often derogatory offspring, product, or yield
3. (Botany) botany the nontechnical name for mycelium
vb
4. (Zoology) (of fish, amphibians, etc) to produce or deposit (eggs)
5. often derogatory (of people) to produce (offspring)
6. (tr) to produce or engender
[C14: from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Old French spandre to spread out, expand]
ˈspawner n

spawn

(spɔn)

n.
1. the mass of eggs deposited in the water by fishes, amphibians, and other aquatic creatures.
2. the mycelium of mushrooms, esp. of the species grown for the market.
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.
v.i.
5. to deposit eggs or sperm directly into the water.
v.t.
6. to produce (spawn).
7. to give birth to; give rise to: His disappearance spawned many rumors.
8. to produce in large number.
9. to plant with mycelium.
[1350–1400; Middle English (v.), probably < Anglo-French espaundre (Old French espandre) to expand]
spawn′er, n.

spawn

(spôn)
Noun
1. The eggs of water animals such as fish, amphibians, and mollusks.
2. Offspring produced in large numbers.
Verb
To lay eggs; produce spawn.

spawn


Past participle: spawned
Gerund: spawning

Imperative
spawn
spawn
Present
I spawn
you spawn
he/she/it spawns
we spawn
you spawn
they spawn
Preterite
I spawned
you spawned
he/she/it spawned
we spawned
you spawned
they spawned
Present Continuous
I am spawning
you are spawning
he/she/it is spawning
we are spawning
you are spawning
they are spawning
Present Perfect
I have spawned
you have spawned
he/she/it has spawned
we have spawned
you have spawned
they have spawned
Past Continuous
I was spawning
you were spawning
he/she/it was spawning
we were spawning
you were spawning
they were spawning
Past Perfect
I had spawned
you had spawned
he/she/it had spawned
we had spawned
you had spawned
they had spawned
Future
I will spawn
you will spawn
he/she/it will spawn
we will spawn
you will spawn
they will spawn
Future Perfect
I will have spawned
you will have spawned
he/she/it will have spawned
we will have spawned
you will have spawned
they will have spawned
Future Continuous
I will be spawning
you will be spawning
he/she/it will be spawning
we will be spawning
you will be spawning
they will be spawning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been spawning
you have been spawning
he/she/it has been spawning
we have been spawning
you have been spawning
they have been spawning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been spawning
you will have been spawning
he/she/it will have been spawning
we will have been spawning
you will have been spawning
they will have been spawning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been spawning
you had been spawning
he/she/it had been spawning
we had been spawning
you had been spawning
they had been spawning
Conditional
I would spawn
you would spawn
he/she/it would spawn
we would spawn
you would spawn
they would spawn
Past Conditional
I would have spawned
you would have spawned
he/she/it would have spawned
we would have spawned
you would have spawned
they would have spawned

spawn

To lay many small eggs, as do fish, for example.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spawn - the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscsspawn - the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
egg - animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
roe - the egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
Verb1.spawn - call forth
cause, do, make - give rise to; cause to happen or occur, not always intentionally; "cause a commotion"; "make a stir"; "cause an accident"
2.spawn - lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
spat - spawn; "oysters spat"
lay - lay eggs; "This hen doesn't lay"

spawn

noun
1. (Often derogatory) offspring, issue, product, seed (chiefly biblical), progeny, yield They are the spawn of Bible-belting repression.
verb
1. generate, produce, give rise to, start, prompt, provoke, set off, bring about, spark off, set in motion His novels spawned both movies and television shows.

spawn

verb
1. To produce sexually or asexually others of one's kind:
2. To cause to come into existence:
Translations
بَيْض السَّمَك أو الضَّفادِعيَبيض السَّمَك
jikrypotěrtřít se
æggydelægge ægrogn
ívik
hrogn, gotahrygna
neršti
ikrilaist ikrusnārstot
poter

spawn

[spɔːn]
A. N
1. [of fish, frogs] → freza f, huevas fpl; [of mushrooms] → semillas fpl
2. (pej) (= offspring) → prole f
B. VIfrezar
C. VT (pej) → engendrar, producir

spawn

[ˈspɔːn]
vtengendrer
vi [fish, frog] → frayer
n [fish, frog] → frai m

spawn

n
(of fish, shellfish, frogs)Laich m
(of mushrooms)Fadengeflecht nt
vilaichen
vt (fig)hervorbringen, erzeugen; bad living conditions spawn crimeschlechte Wohnverhältnisse sind Brutstätten des Verbrechens

spawn

[spɔːn]
1. n (of fish, frogs) → uova fpl
2. videporre le uova
3. vt (pej) → produrre

spawn

(spoːn) noun
the eggs of fish, frogs etc. In the spring, the pond is full of frog-spawn.
verb
(of frogs, fish etc) to produce spawn.
References in classic literature ?
Give her back, spawn of the old wizard, or you shall climb Gallows Hill in your grandfather's footsteps
Put the case that pretty nigh all the children he saw in his daily business life, he had reason to look upon as so much spawn, to develop into the fish that were to come to his net - to be prosecuted, defended, forsworn, made orphans, bedevilled somehow.
And God said, let the Waters generate Reptil with Spawn abundant, living Soule: And let Fowle flie above the Earth, with wings Displayd on the op'n Firmament of Heav'n.
They would sometimes alight upon my victuals, and leave their loathsome excrement, or spawn behind, which to me was very visible, though not to the natives of that country, whose large optics were not so acute as mine, in viewing smaller objects.
Some cursed witch must have stolen my brother's child from the cradle and put that spawn of a starved devil in its place," Dominic would say to me.
During the operation he did not fail to utter comminations which, though broken, had a sense in them; while stigmatizing me as the treacherous spawn of a perfidious country, he, in the same breath, anathematized Zoraide Reuter; he termed her "femme sotte et vicieuse," who, in a fit of lewd caprice, had thrown herself away on an unprincipled adventurer; directing the point of the last appellation by a furious blow, obliquely aimed at me.
Hasn't ye 'eard that devil's spawn of a capting an' is mates knockin' the bloomin' lights outen 'arf the crew?
My Lord," said Henry, turning to Simon de Montfort, "be it not time that England were rid of this devil's spawn and his hellish brood?
If it were not that that other devil's spawn, Paulvitch, still knew my secret, I should kill you here tonight with my bare hands.
We never returned to that tree, for the shore of the stream that drained Far Lake was packed thick with salmon that had come up from the sea to spawn.
Yes, I know the spawn - complacently pecking at him for his Father Damien letter, analyzing him, weighing him - "
That night they dropped anchor at the mouth of a sluggish stream whose warm waters swarmed with millions of tiny tadpolelike organisms--minute human spawn starting on their precarious journey from some inland pool toward "the beginning"--a journey which one in millions, perhaps, might survive to complete.