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Definitions of spawn

  1. of plants or animals; "She breeds dogs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. emit spawn, of fish; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  5. To produce or deposit (eggs), as fishes or frogs do. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. To bring forth; to generate; -- used in contempt. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. To issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. The buds or branches produced from underground stems. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. The white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. The eggs of fishes, oysters, etc.; any offspring or product. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. To lay eggs; used of fish, oysters, etc.; bring forth offspring; in contempt of human beings. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. To lay or produce (eggs or spawn), as fish; bring forth; in contempt. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The eggs of fish or frogs when ejected: offspring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. To produce, as fishes and frogs do their eggs, to bring forth. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  18. To deposit eggs, as fishes or frogs: to issue, as offspring. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Eggs of fish or frogs. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. To produce spawn, or as spawn. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. To deposit eggs or roe. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To produce as offspring. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  23. The eggs of fishes, mollusks, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Product; yield. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. The eggs of fish or frogs when ejected; any product or offspring, in contempt; offsets; shoots; the white fibrous matter forming the matrix from which fungi are produced. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  26. To produce or deposit, as fishes or frogs; to bring forth; to generate, in contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs; to issue, as offspring, in contempt. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. The eggs of fish or frogs when cast forth; the spores of fungi; any product or offspring, in contempt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To produce or deposit eggs, as fish; to bring forth or to issue, as offspring, in contempt. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. The collection of eggs deposited by Fishes, Frogs, etc.; mycelium of certain Fungi. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  31. [Middle English] The collection of eggs deposited by Fishes, Frogs, etc. (zool.); mycelium of certain Fungi (bot.). na
  32. To create a child process in amultitasking operating system. E.g. Unix's forksystem call or one of the spawn () library routines providedby most MS-DOS, Novell NetWare and OS/2 C compilers -spawnl (), spawnle (), etc. foldoc_fs
  33. To bring forth; to generate; used in contempt. dictgcide_fs
  34. To issue, as offspring; used contemptuously. dictgcide_fs
  35. Any product or offspring; used contemptuously. dictgcide_fs
  36. spawn, n. the eggs of fish or frogs when ejected: offspring.--adj. containing spawn.--v.t. to produce, as fishes and frogs do their eggs: to bring forth.--v.i. to deposit eggs, as fishes or frogs: to issue, as offspring.--ns. SPAWN'ER, the female fish from which the spawn is ejected; SPAWN'ING; SPAWN'ING-BED, -GROUND, a bed made in the bottom of a stream on which fish deposit their spawn. [O. Fr. espandre, to shed--L. expand[)e]re, to spread out.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. (Of fish, frog, mollusc, crustacean, contempt, of human being or other animal) produce (eggs or abs.), generate; (of eggs or young of fish &c.) be produced, issue; (n.) eggs of fish &c., (contempt.) human or other offspring, white fibrous matter from which fungi are produced, mycelium, as mushroom s. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon, German, French, Latin] The eggs of fish or frogs when ejected; - any product or offspring - in contempt. Cabinet Dictionary

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