engender vs spawn what difference

what is difference between engender and spawn

English

Alternative forms

  • engendre [14th–16th c.], ingender [15th–17th c.]

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɪnˈdʒɛn.də/, /ɛnˈdʒɛn.də/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛnˈdʒɛn.dɚ/, /ɪnˈdʒɛn.dɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(ɹ)

Etymology 1

From Middle French engendrer, from Latin ingenerāre, from in- + generāre (to generate).

Verb

engender (third-person singular simple present engenders, present participle engendering, simple past and past participle engendered)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To beget (of a man); to bear or conceive (of a woman). [14th–19th c.]
  2. (transitive) To give existence to, to produce (living creatures). [from 14th c.]
    • 1891, Henry James, “James Russell Lowell”, Essays in London and Elsewhere, p.60:
      Like all interesting literary figures, he is full of tacit as well as of uttered reference to the conditions that engendered him [].
  3. (transitive) To bring into existence (a situation, quality, result etc.); to give rise to, cause, create. [from 14th c.]
    • 1928, “New Plays in Manhattan”, Time, 8 Oct.:
      Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart managed to engender “Better Be Good to Me” and “I Must Love You,” but they were neither lyrically nor musically up to standards of their Garrick Gaieties or A Connecticut Yankee.
    • 2009, Jonathan Glancey, “The art of industry”, The Guardian, 21 Dec.:
      Manufacturing is not simply about brute or emergency economics. It’s also about a sense of involvement and achievement engendered by shaping and crafting useful, interesting, well-designed things.
  4. (intransitive) To assume form; to come into existence; to be caused or produced.
  5. (obsolete, intransitive) To copulate, to have sex. [15th–19th c.]
Synonyms
  • (to bring into existence): beget, conjure, create, produce, make, craft, manufacture, invent, assemble, generate
  • (to copulate): do it, get it on, have sex; see also Thesaurus:copulate
Translations

Etymology 2

From en- +‎ gender.

Verb

engender (third-person singular simple present engenders, present participle engendering, simple past and past participle engendered)

  1. (critical theory) To endow with gender; to create gender or enhance the importance of gender. [from 20th c.]

Anagrams

  • engendre, regenned


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspɔːn/
  • Rhymes: -ɔːn

Etymology 1

Recorded since 1413; from Middle English spawnen, from Anglo-Norman espaundre, from Old French espandre, from Latin expandere (stretch out; spread out, verb). Doublet of expand. Compare also Middle English spalden, spolden, spawden (to cut open (a fish)).

Verb

spawn (third-person singular simple present spawns, present participle spawning, simple past and past participle spawned)

  1. (transitive) To produce or deposit (eggs) in water.
  2. (transitive) To generate, bring into being, especially non-mammalian beings in very large numbers.
  3. (transitive) To bring forth in general.
    The Web server spawns a new process to handle each client’s request.
  4. (transitive) To induce (aquatic organisms) to spawn.
  5. (transitive) To plant with fungal spawn.
  6. (intransitive) To deposit (numerous) eggs in water.
  7. (intransitive) To reproduce, especially in large numbers.
  8. (ergative, video games, of a character or object) (To cause) to appear spontaneously in a game at a certain point and time.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English spawne, from the verb (see above).

Noun

spawn (plural spawn or spawns)

  1. The numerous eggs of an aquatic organism.
  2. Mushroom mycelium prepared for (aided) propagation.
  3. (by extension, sometimes derogatory) Any germ or seed, even a figurative source; offspring.
  4. (horticulture) The buds or branches produced from underground stems.
  5. (video games) The location in a game where characters or objects spontaneously appear.
Derived terms
  • hellspawn
Translations

Anagrams

  • WPANs, pawns

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