Spawned vs Pawned - What's the difference?

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As verbs the difference between spawned and pawned

is that spawned is (spawn) while pawned is (pawn).

spawned

English

Verb

(head)
  • (spawn)

  • spawn

    English

    (wikipedia spawn)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Derived terms

    * despawn * respawn * spawnable * spawn point * spawner * spawny

    Noun

    (spawn)
  • 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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  • (horticulture) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
  • (video games) The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
  • Derived terms

    * hellspawn

    Anagrams

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    pawned

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (pawn)

  • pawn

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) paun, .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (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.
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  • *:“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”.
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    See also

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (video games) To render one's opponent a mere pawn, especially in a real-time strategy games.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , apparently from a Germanic language (compare Middle Dutch pant, Old High German pfant).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The state of being held as security for a loan, or as a pledge.
  • All our jewellery was in pawn by this stage.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My life I never held but as a pawn / To wage against thy enemies.
  • An instance of pawning something.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Redeem from broking pawn the blemish'd crown.
  • * John Donne
  • 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.
  • An item given as security on a loan, or as a pledge.
  • *, New York, 2001, p.106:
  • Brokers, takers of pawns , biting userers, I will not admit; yet I will tolerate some kind of usery.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • As for mortgaging or pawning,men will not take pawns without use [i.e. interest].
  • (rare) A pawn shop, pawnbroker.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • 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.
    Synonyms
    * (to deposit at a pawn shop) hock

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (-)
  • See also

    * pawn off

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