Pronunciation: brōch
n.1.The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
- Luke xiii. 34.
A hen followed by a brood of ducks.
- Spectator.
2.The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood.
- Wordsworth.
3.That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
4.(Mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
To sit on brood
to ponder.
- Shak.
a.1.Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
2.Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
v. i.1.To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
[imp. & p. p. Brooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Brooding.]
2.To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; - usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
When with downcast eyes we muse and brood.
- Tennyson.
v. t.1.To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
2.To cherish with care.
3.To think anxiously or moodily upon.
You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.
- Dryden.
Noun1.brood - the young of an animal cared for at one time
Verb1.brood - think moodily or anxiously about something
Synonyms: dwell
2.brood - hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
Synonyms: bulk large, loom, hover
3.brood - be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
Synonyms: pout, sulk
4.brood - be in a huff; be silent or sullen
Synonyms: grizzle, stew
5.brood - sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
Synonyms: incubate, hatch, cover
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Translate Brood to German, Translate Brood to French
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brood hen
brooder pneumonia
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