Definition of spawn in English:
- Goldburg says cod and other fish may spawn inside cages.
- The fish were spawning so the rivers were well stocked.
- The female salmon spawns and then dies.
- If you see your team is mounting a heavy assault on an enemy base, spawn as infantry and rush in.
- He spawned clones of each party member that — if not quickly killed — would explode and deal 50,000 damage to the party.
- Just before logging out, I noticed a level 60 Mage without a guild tag pulling newly spawned dwarves from the camp.
- They asked me to leave and notified the Child Welfare department that if I should ever spawn a child, it should be taken from my custody right away.
- A human half my age has spawned ten children who all have four or more of their own.
- Nowlan's comic strip was widely popular, running for decades and spawning a host of imitators.
- Kitchen restorations are a boom industry, and are spawning a new breed of specialists.
- The only negative thing I can say about this song is that it might have the unfortunate side effect of spawning a league of yelling-guy-with-drums imitators.
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- There was a flash of color in the demon spawn's cheeks.
- She was like the wild, caffeinated, blonde spawn of Satan.
- He was, without a doubt, the devil's evil spawn, sent down to earth to mess up the lives of innocent and simple girls.
Late Middle English: shortening of Anglo-Norman French espaundre 'to shed roe', variant of Old French espandre 'pour out', from Latin expandere 'expand'.
pace from Middle English:
The word pace comes via Old French pas from Latin passus ‘stretch (of the leg)’. As well as stepping, it also meant ‘journey, route’ in early examples. To be put through your paces arose in the mid 18th century from horse-riding. The notion of ‘tempo’ as in change of pace is from the 1950s while pace yourself is only found from the 1970s. Other words from the same root are pass in the sense to go by, passage (Middle English); passenger (Middle English) the ‘n’ added to conform with words like ‘messenger’; and expand, literally to stretch out. The Old French form of expand, espandre, has the special sense of ‘to shed, spill, pour out’ and is the origin of to spawn (Late Middle English).
Words that rhyme with spawnadorn, born, borne, bourn, Braun, brawn, corn, dawn, drawn, faun, fawn, forborne, forewarn, forlorn, freeborn, lawn, lorn, morn, mourn, newborn, Norn, outworn, pawn, prawn, Quorn, sawn, scorn, Sean, shorn, suborn, sworn, thorn, thrawn, torn, Vaughan, warn, withdrawn, worn, yawn
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