Spanned vs Spawned - What's the difference?

spanned | spawned |


As verbs the difference between spanned and spawned

is that spanned is (span) while spawned is (spawn).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

spanned

English

Verb

(head)
  • (span)
  • Anagrams

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    span

    English

    Etymology 1

    (etyl) spann

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The space from the thumb to the end of the little finger when extended; nine inches; eighth of a fathom.
  • Hence, a small space or a brief portion of time.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Yet not to earth's contracted span / Thy goodness let me bound.
  • * Farquhar
  • Life's but a span ; I'll every inch enjoy.
  • * 2007 . Zerzan, John. Silence .
  • The unsilent present is a time of evaporating attention spans ,
  • The spread or extent of an arch or between its abutments, or of a beam, girder, truss, roof, bridge, or the like, between supports.
  • The length of a cable, wire, rope, chain between two consecutive supports.
  • (nautical) A rope having its ends made fast so that a purchase can be hooked to the bight; also, a rope made fast in the center so that both ends can be used.
  • (obsolete) A pair of horses or other animals driven together; usually, such a pair of horses when similar in color, form, and action.
  • (mathematics) the space of all linear combinations of something
  • Etymology 2

    Old English spannan

    Verb

    (spann)
  • To traverse the distance between.
  • The suspension bridge spanned the canyon as tenuously as one could imagine.
  • To cover or extend over an area or time period.
  • The parking lot spans three acres.
    The novel spans three centuries.
    World record! 5 GHz WiFi connection spans 189 miles. [http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/27/world-record-5ghz-wifi-connection-spans-189-miles/]
  • * Prescott
  • The rivers were spanned by arches of solid masonry.
  • To measure by the span of the hand with the fingers extended, or with the fingers encompassing the object.
  • to span''' a space or distance; to '''span a cylinder
  • * Bible, Isa. xiviii. 13
  • My right hand hath spanned the heavens.
  • (mathematics) to generate an entire space by means of linear combinations
  • (intransitive, US, dated) To be matched, as horses.
  • To fetter, as a horse; to hobble.
  • Etymology 3

    Verb

    (head)
  • (archaic, nonstandard) (spin)
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  • * '>citation
  • *:a giant pick-up truck span out of control during a stunt show in a Dutch town, killing three people
  • 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.
  • * '>citation
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 3 , author=Nathan Rabin , title=TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992) citation , page= , 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.
  • Derived terms

    * hellspawn

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