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Definitions of Spawn

Pronunciation : Spawn
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [OE. spanen, OF. espandre, properly, to shed, spread, L. expandere to spread out. See Expand.]
Definition : 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. Fuller.

t. [imp. & p. p. Spawned; p. pr. & vb. n. Spawning.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spawn
Part of Speech : v.
Definition : 1. To deposit eggs, as fish or frogs do.

2. To issue, as offspring; -- used contemptuously.

Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Spawn
Part of Speech : n.
Etymology : [sq. root170. See Spawn, v. t.]
Definition : 1. The ova, or eggs, of fishes, oysters, and other aquatic animals.

2. Any product or offspring; -- used contemptuously.

3. (Hort.)

Defn: The buds or branches produced from underground stems.

4. (Bot.)

Defn: 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.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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