Definition of Spawn in English :

Define Spawn in English

Spawn meaning in English

Meaning of Spawn in English

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Spawn pronunciation in English

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Spawn

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Noun

1. spawn

the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs

Verb

2. breed, engender, spawn

call forth

3. spawn

lay spawn

Example Sentences:
'The salmon swims upstream to spawn'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Spawn

see synonyms of spawn
noun
1. 
the mass of eggs deposited by fish, amphibians, or molluscs
2. often derogatory
offspring, product, or yield
3. botany the nontechnical name for mycelium
verb
4. 
(of fish, amphibians, etc) to produce or deposit (eggs)
5. often derogatory
(of people) to produce (offspring)
6. (transitive)
to produce or engender

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Spawn

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verb transitive, verb intransitive
1. 
to produce or deposit (eggs, sperm, or young)
2. 
to bring forth or be the source of (esp. something regarded with contempt and produced in great numbers)
3.  Horticulture
to plant with spawn, or mycelium
noun
4. 
the mass of eggs or young produced by fish, mollusks, crustaceans, amphibians, etc.
5. 
something produced, esp. in great quantity; specif., numerous offspring or progeny
usually contemptuous
6. 
the mycelium of fungi, esp. of mushrooms grown to be eaten

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Spawn

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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.

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