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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 ?
But not only is the sea such a foe to man who is an alien to it, but it is also a fiend to its own offspring; worse than the Persian host who murdered his own guests; sparing not the creatures which itself hath spawned. Like a savage tigress that tossing in the jungle overlays her own cubs, so the sea dashes even the mightiest whales against the rocks, and leaves them there side by side with the split wrecks of ships.
It was as if a motor-car had spawned. "Oh, jolly!" said Margaret, sinking into one of them.
However, the length-fecundity relationship for the total number of oocytes decreased after the fish had spawned their first batch (Fig.
Thus based on gonad indices, all three populations spawned in April 2002 (or earlier) and again in October (Gandy Bridge), November (Safety Harbor) or December (Skyway Bridge).
In spring, she apparently spawned twice with this male, leaving the feeding area for 5 days each time.
Three age-related POF stages were identified within the ovaries of captive spawned carpenter (Fig.
On both occasions several thousand mussels spawned profusely at low tide, leaving masses of gametes on their shells or concentrated in tidepools and surge channels.
Final maturation and ovulation of oocytes took place within a 24-hour period, and females spawned in the afternoon-evening every three days.
This classification divides the gametogenic cycle into five stages: indifferentiated, developing, ripe, partially spawned, and spent.
Johannes (1978) noted that the majority of fishes with known lunar-associated spawning rhythms spawned near the full or new moon.
Histologic analysis of gonadal tissue also allows hatchery operators to know if animals front the natural population can be spawned more than once per year.
Subgroups rapidly rose up on the periphery of the school, spawned at the apex of the aggregation, and descended towards the bottom of the school again.