noun, plural spawn, spawns.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of spawn
Related formsspawn·er, nounun·spawned, adjective
Examples from the Web for spawn
Well known for his gimmicks, Daylyt entered the stage in a Spawn costume that could stop traffic at Comic Con.
That is not to say that the focus on Cohle and Hart does not spawn two compelling performances.‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Replaying sections will spawn enemies in the same place, but what happens then changes from time to time.‘Killzone: Shadow Fall’ Review: Oh My God, This PlayStation 4 Game Is Beautiful|Alec Kubas-Meyer|November 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
After surprising box office success, The Terminator would go on to spawn three sequels.The Week in Nostalgia: ‘Halloween’ Turns 35, Butch and Sundance Debut, and the iPod is Born (VIDEO)|Chancellor Agard|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
This idea is really the spawn of Mark Levin, the wingnut radio host, who has (of course) written a book about it.
For commercial purposes the English method of making the spawn into bricks has some advantages over the French "flake" process.
The salmon go over a hundred miles up to the McCloud River to spawn, and will jump or leap up small falls or rapids in their way.Stories of California|Ella M. Sexton
The important thing should be to ascertain if the spawn spreads through the bed properly.Mushroom Culture|W. Robinson
At Whitsuntide this year no Laplander was at church, the pikes happening to spawn just at that time.Lachesis Lapponica|Carl von Linn
These cones consisted of half-melted ice, gelatinous, and much like the spawn of a frog.Ten Thousand Wonderful Things|Edmund Fillingham King