HyperDic: spawn

English > 3 senses of the word spawn:
VERBcreationspawn, engender, breedcall forth
bodyspawnlay spawn
NOUNanimalspawnthe mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs
spawn > pronunciation
Soundsspaa'n; spao'n
RhymesAbidjan ... Yukon: 149 rhymes with aan...
Amon ... yawn: 34 rhymes with aon...
English > spawn: 3 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningThe mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs.
NarrowerroeThe egg mass or spawn of certain crustaceans such as the lobster
Broaderegganimal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes
Spanishfreza, hueva
Catalanfresa
English > spawn: 3 senses > verb 1, creation
MeaningCall forth.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsengender, breed
Broadercause, do, makegive rise to
Spanishengendrar, generar, procrear
Catalanengendrar
English > spawn: 3 senses > verb 2, body
Meaninglay spawn.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
Narrowerspatspawn
Broaderlaylay eggs
Spanishdesovar, engendrar, frezar
Catalanengendrar, fresar
Nounsspawnera female fish at spawning time

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