noun, plural spawn, spawns.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Well known for his gimmicks, Daylyt entered the stage in a Spawn costume that could stop traffic at Comic Con.America’s Poets: Battle Rap Gets Real
July 15, 2014
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’
March 14, 2014
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
November 19, 2013
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)
October 26, 2013
This idea is really the spawn of Mark Levin, the wingnut radio host, who has (of course) written a book about it.Mark Levin's Nutty Constitutional Convention Idea
August 29, 2013
Historical Examples of spawn
Why shrink from us, then, as though we were the spawn of the Evil One?The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
But oh, that a nation which has known a Corneille should ever spawn forth a ——-!Alice, or The Mysteries, Complete
Any theory accounting for the presence of spawn is, therefore, out of the question.Life: Its True Genesis
R. W. Wright
The first story of his that I read was "Spawn of the Stars."
Spawn, why didn't you tell me you were a producer of quicksilver?
Word Origin for spawn
early 15c., from Anglo-French espaundre, Old French espandre "to spread out, pour out," from Latin expandere (see expand). The notion is of a "spreading out" of fish eggs released in water. The meaning "to engender, give rise to" is attested from 1590s. Related: Spawned; spawning.
early 15c., from spawn (v.); figurative sense of "brood, offspring" is from 1580s.