noun, plural spawn, spawns.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of spawn
OTHER WORDS FROM spawnspawner, nounun·spawned, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for spawn
The coincidence spawned endless jokes and memes across social media.Supernatural’s bonkers series finale marked the end of an era of fandom|Aja Romano|November 20, 2020|Vox
The fashionable appeal spawned a skiing boom and, for a time, made glissé a national pastime.
There are sometimes small companies that have spawned half a dozen interesting companies and other dynamics.Why so many valuable startups seem like the dumbest idea at first|Lucinda Shen|November 13, 2020|Fortune
The story dogged him for days, as he canceled at least one event, and spawned more rumors about his personal life.
In the Tongass, stands of ancient trees provide wintering habitat for deer and are critical for stream health and spawning habitat.Loggers could soon slice through one of the most important forests in the US|By Bjorn Dihle/ Outdoor Life|September 30, 2020|Popular Science
But contemporary classical music has changed, and the field is now spawning many appealing and genre-bending works.
I mean, can you imagine Blazing Saddles being released today without it spawning multiple lawsuits and a trillion thinkpieces?Seth MacFarlane’s ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Is Yet Another Failed Spoof|Alex Suskind|May 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But it did, spawning books, blogs, and movies—and there is little sign of the case going away anytime soon.Italian Court Explains Why It Overturned Amanda Knox’s Acquittal|Barbie Latza Nadeau|June 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But the film has achieved a kind of cult status, spawning two direct-to-DVD sequels and an upcoming Spider-Man-like reboot.
Christina Aguilera flubbed the lyrics of the national anthem, spawning a public uproar.
There 171 are a great many streams at Port Royal, and among them three or four where the fish swarm in the spawning season.
But the step that would raise one above all the little fumbling, blind-spawning, life hugging bipeds who infested the scene.
In August and September the females gather about the mouths of gravelly brooks, whither they resort to make their spawning beds.
As soon as the fish are nearly ready for spawning, all their digestive parts shrivel up, so that they can't eat.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
The spawning fish, flabby and useless, are killed in winter.Angling Sketches|Andrew Lang