the young of an animal cared for at one time
think moodily or anxiously about something
brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
sulk, pout, brood(verb)
be in a huff and display one's displeasure
"She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
grizzle, brood, stew(verb)
be in a huff; be silent or sullen
brood, hatch, cover, incubate(verb)
sit on (eggs)
"Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.
The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.
The children in one family.
To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.
Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.
To dwell upon moodily and at length.
He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.
the young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens
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
that which is bred or produced; breed; species
heavy waste in tin and copper ores
sitting or inclined to sit on eggs
kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow
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
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
to sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens
to cherish with care
to think anxiously or moodily upon
The Brood are a race of insectoid, parasitic, extraterrestrial beings that appear in the comic books published by Marvel Comics, especially Uncanny X-Men. Created by writer Chris Claremont and artist Dave Cockrum, they first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #155. The Brood possess wings, fanged teeth and a stinging tail. They have a hive mentality and mindlessly follow a queen. To reproduce, they must infect other races with their eggs.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
brōōd, v.t. to sit upon or cover in order to breed or hatch: to hatch: to cover, as with wings: to mature or foster with care: to meditate moodily upon.—v.i. to sit as a hen on eggs: to hover over: to think anxiously for some time: to meditate silently (with on, over): to be bred.—n. something bred: offspring, children, or family: a race, kind: parentage: the number hatched at once.—adj. for breeding, as in brood-mare, &c.—adv. Brood′ingly.—adj. Brood′y, inclined to sit or incubate. [A.S. bród; Dut. broed; what is hatched.]
The numerical value of Brood in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of Brood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Precocial young can avoid predation on their own, and there is a much smaller chance of the entire brood succumbing to predation at once.
When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Classic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. ROLLING IN THE MUCK IS NOT THE BEST WAY OF GETTING CLEAN.
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- защитавам, мътя, размислям сеBulgarian
- κλωσσόπουλο, αναλογίζομαι, κλωσσώGreek
- poikue, pesue, katras, hautoa, vartioidaFinnish
- broyer du noir, couver, se morfondreFrench
- guirScottish Gaelic
- covare, arrovellarsi, rimuginareItalian
- punipuni, awhi, tāpapa, whakapupuke, whakapaeko, whakapukeMāori
- пиле, квачиMacedonian
- nageslacht, broeden, maagschap, gebroed, legsel, nest, broedsel, uitbroeden, behoeden, sibbe, piekeren, kroostDutch
- ninhada, prole, chocarPortuguese
- выводок, потомство, высиживатьRussian
- ruva, älta, kull, barnaskaraSwedish
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