To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.
To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.
To bring forth in general.
To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn
To plant with fungal spawn
To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.
To reproduce, especially in large numbers.
(ergative, video games, of a character or object) (To cause) to appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.
* spawn point
The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism.
Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation.
(by extension, sometimes, derogatory) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring.
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, author=Nathan Rabin
, title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)
, passage=Even the blithely unselfconscious Homer is more than a little freaked out by West’s private reverie, and encourages his spawn to move slowly away without making eye contact with the crazy man.}}
(horticulture) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
(video games) The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
From (etyl) paun, .
(label) The most common chess piece, or a similar piece in a similar game. In chess each side has eight; moves are only forward, attacks are only forward diagonally or en passant.
(label) Someone who is being manipulated or used to some end, usually not the end that individual would prefer.
*:“I'm through with all pawn -games,” I laughed. “Come, let us have a game of lansquenet. Either I will take a farewell fall out of you or you will have your sevenfold revenge”.
* See also
(video games) To render one's opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games.
From (etyl) , apparently from a Germanic language (compare Middle Dutch pant, Old High German pfant).
The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
- All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.
An instance of pawning something.
- My life I never held but as a pawn / To wage against thy enemies.
* John Donne
- Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
*, New York, 2001, p.106:
- As the morning dew is a pawn of the evening fatness, so, O Lord, let this day's comfort be the earnest of to-morrow's.
* Francis Bacon
- Brokers, takers of pawns , biting userers, I will not admit; yet I will tolerate some kind of usery.
(rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker.
- As for mortgaging or pawning,men will not take pawns without use [i.e. interest].
To pledge; to stake or wager.
To give as security on a loan of money; especially, to deposit (something) at a pawn shop.
* 1965 , (Bob Dylan), (Like a Rolling Stone)
- But you'd better take your diamond ring, you'd better pawn it, babe.
* (to deposit at a pawn shop) hock
* pawn off