see also: Spawn

spawn (spawns, present participle spawning; past and past participle spawned)

  1. (transitive) To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.
  2. (transitive) To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.
  3. (transitive) To bring forth in general.
    The Web server spawns a new process to handle each client's request.
  4. (transitive) To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn.
  5. (transitive) To plant with fungal spawn.
  6. (intransitive) To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.
  7. (intransitive) To reproduce, especially in large numbers.
  8. (ergative, video games, of a character or object) (To cause) to appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.
  • French: frayer
  • German: ablaichen, laichen
  • Italian: deporre le uova
  • Portuguese: desovar
  • Russian: мета́ть
  • Spanish: desovar
Translations Translations Translations
  • German: laichen
  • Russian: нерести́ться
  • Spanish: desovar
  • German: (sich wie Karnickel) vermehren
  • Russian: плоди́ться
Translations Noun

spawn (plural spawns or spawn)

  1. The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism.
  2. Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation.
  3. (by extension, sometimes, derogatory) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring.
  4. (horticulture) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
  5. (video games) The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
Translations Translations
  • German: Myzelfäden
  • Russian: грибни́ца
  • German: Ausgeburt, Ausgeburt des Teufels
  • Russian: пото́мство

Proper noun
  1. Surname

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