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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spawn  \Spawn\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Spawned};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Spawning}.]  [OE.  spanen,  OF  espandre  properly,  to  shed, 
  spread,  L.  expandere  to  spread  out  See  {Expand}.] 
  1.  To  produce  or  deposit  (eggs),  as  fishes  or  frogs  do 
  2.  To  bring  forth;  to  generate;  --  used  in  contempt. 
  One  edition  [of  books]  spawneth  another.  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spawn  \Spawn\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  deposit  eggs,  as  fish  or  frogs  do 
  2.  To  issue,  as  offspring;  --  used  contemptuously. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Spawn  \Spawn\,  n.  [[root]170.  See  {Spawn},  v.  t.] 
  1.  The  ova,  or  eggs,  of  fishes,  oysters,  and  other  aquatic 
  2.  Any  product  or  offspring;  --  used  contemptuously. 
  3.  (Hort.)  The  buds  or  branches  produced  from  underground 
  4.  (Bot.)  The  white  fibrous  matter  forming  the  matrix  from 
  which  fungi. 
  {Spawn  eater}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  American  cyprinoid  fish 
  ({Notropis  Hudsonius})  allied  to  the  dace. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  the  mass  of  eggs  deposited  by  fish  or  amphibians  or  molluscs 
  v  1:  call  forth  [syn:  {engender},  {breed}] 
  2:  emit  spawn,  of  fish;  "The  salmon  swims  upstream  to  spawn" 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  spawn  n.,vi.  1.  [techspeak]  In  UNIX  parlance,  to  create  a 
  child  process  from  within  a  process.  Technically  this  is  a  `fork';  the 
  term  `spawn'  is  a  bit  more  general  and  is  used  for  threads  (lightweight 
  processes)  as  well  as  traditional  heavyweight  processes.  2.  In  gaming, 
  meant  to  indicate  where  (`spawn-point')  and  when  a  player  comes  to  life 
  (or  `re-spawns')  after  being  killed.  Opposite  of  {frag}. 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    To  create  a  {child  process}  in  a 
  {multitasking}  {operating  system}.  E.g.  {Unix}'s  {fork} 
  {system  call}  or  one  of  the  spawn()  library  routines  provided 
  by  most  {MS-DOS},  {Novell  NetWare}  and  {OS/2}  {C}  compilers  - 
  spawnl(),  spawnle(),  etc 

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