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Definition of Spawn

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reproduce, produce eggs in large numbers (about aquatic animals); bring forth, give rise to, generate
mass of eggs deposited by an aquatic animal (i.e. fish, frog, etc.); vast quantity of offspring (derogatory); product, outcome
Spawn Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do.
  
(v. t.)
To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt.
  
(v. t.)
The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.
  
(v. t.)
The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.
  
(v. t.)
The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
  
(v. t.)
Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously.
  
(v. i.)
To issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously.
  
(v. i.)
To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.
  
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spawn
\spawn\ (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. spawned (?); p. pr. & vb. n. spawning.] [oe. spanen, of. espandre, properly, to shed, spread, l. expandere to spread out. see expand.]
1. to produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do.
2. to bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt. one edition [of books] spawneth another.
spawn
\spawn\, v. i. 1. to deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.
2. to issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously.
spawn
\spawn\, n. [?170. see spawn, v. t.] 1. the ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.
2. any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously.
3. (hort.) the buds or branches produced from underground stems.
4. (bot.) the white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi.
spawn
eater (zo?l.), a small american cyprinoid fish (notropis hudsonius) allied to the dace.
spawn
n : the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs v
1. call forth [syn: engender, breed]


2. emit spawn, of fish; "the salmon swims upstream to spawn"


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 mushroom spawn 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Egrifft = n. spawn of frogs
Sil = n. issue; seedling; spawn, fry; hulling of grain
Silio = v. to spawn; to hull grain
Silod = n. seedlings; spawn; fry
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
(hypernym) egg
(hyponym) roe

Verb
1. call forth
(synonym) engender, breed
(hypernym) cause, do, make
2. lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
(hypernym) lay
(hyponym) spat
(derivation) spawner
Spawn Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
An Everquest Glossary
(v.) To reappear after being killed. When an NPC has a specific location that it spawns at, that is said to be it's "spawning point". cf. respawn.
Jargon File
n.,vi. 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.
Spawn Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
SPAWN, the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, is a project of the Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), a United States 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental organization.

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Spawn may refer to:
  • Spawn (biology), the eggs of aquatic animals
  • Spawn (computing), an operating system function that executes a child process
  • Spawn (comics), a fictional character in the comic series of the same name
    • , a 2003 video game based on the comic series for sixth generation consoles
    • , a 1999 arcade game based on the comic series
    • Spawn (handheld game), a 1999 video game for the Game Boy Color
    • Spawn (film), a 1997 cinema adaptation of the comic series
    • Todd McFarlane's Spawn, an HBO television series
    • , an upcoming American animated series
    • Spawn Godslayer, a spin-off comic series
  • Spawning (video gaming), the in-game creation or re-creation of an entity
  • Spawning bed, an installation used in fishery management to increase fish reproduction
  • Spawning networks, a type of computer network
  • Spawn (album), an album by Rise Robots Rise
  • "Spawn Again", a song on the album Neon Ballroom by Silverchair

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