Spawn meaning

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Spawn is to give birth to or produce.

An example of spawn is when you have a child.

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Spawn is defined as the offspring of a person or animal.

An example of spawn is a person's children.

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The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
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A product or an outcome.

The spawn of a prodigious imagination.

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Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
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To produce or deposit (spawn).
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(video games) The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
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To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
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To produce offspring in large numbers.
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To produce (offspring).
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To produce or give rise to.

Tyranny that spawned revolt.

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To produce or deposit (eggs, sperm, or young)
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To bring forth or be the source of (esp. something regarded with contempt and produced in great numbers)
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To bring forth in general.
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(intransitive) To reproduce, especially in large numbers.
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Mycelia of mushrooms or other fungi grown in specially prepared organic matter for planting in beds.
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To plant with mycelia grown in specially prepared organic matter.
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To plant with spawn, or mycelium.
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The mass of eggs or young produced by fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians, etc.
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Something produced, esp. in great quantity; specif., numerous offspring or progeny.
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The mycelium of fungi, esp. of mushrooms grown to be eaten.
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The eggs of aquatic animals such as bivalve mollusks, fishes, and amphibians.
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Offspring, especially when occurring in large numbers.
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To deposit eggs; produce spawn.
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To produce offspring in large numbers.
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The eggs of water animals such as fish, amphibians, and mollusks.
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Offspring produced in large numbers.
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To lay eggs; produce spawn.
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To launch another program from the current program. The child program is spawned from the parent program.
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To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.
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To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.
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To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn.
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To plant with fungal spawn.
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(intransitive) To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.
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(ergative, video games, of a character or object) (To cause) To appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.
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The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism.
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Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation.
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(by extension, sometimes derogatory) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring.
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(horticulture) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
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Origin of spawn

  • Middle English spawne from spawnen to spawn from Anglo-Norman espaundre from Latin expandere expand
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Recorded since 1413; from Middle English spawne, spawnen, from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Old French espandre, from Latin expandere (“stretch out", "spread out").
    From Wiktionary