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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a number of young produced or hatched at one time; family of offspring or young.

    Category: Zoology

  2. a breed, species, group, or kind.

  3. (v.t.)to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as a bird; incubate.

    Category: Ornithology

  4. (of a bird) to warm, protect, or cover (young) with the wings or body.

    Category: Ornithology

  5. to think or worry persistently or moodily about; ponder:

    to brood a problem.

  6. (v.i.)to sit upon eggs to be hatched, as a bird.

    Category: Ornithology

  7. to dwell on a subject or to meditate with morbid persistence (usu. fol. by over or on).

  8. (adj.)kept for breeding:

    a brood hen.

Origin of brood:

bef. 1000; ME; OE brōd; c. MD broet, OHG bruot; akin to breed


Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood(verb)

    the young of an animal cared for at one time

  2. brood, dwell(verb)

    think moodily or anxiously about something

  3. brood, hover, loom, bulk large(verb)

    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

    "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

  4. sulk, pout, brood(verb)

    be in a huff and display one's displeasure

    "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

  5. grizzle, brood, stew(verb)

    be in a huff; be silent or sullen

  6. brood, hatch, cover, incubate(verb)

    sit on (eggs)

    "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"


  1. brood(Noun)

    The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.

  2. brood(Noun)

    The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.

  3. brood(Noun)

    The children in one family.

  4. brood(Verb)

    To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.

    In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.

  5. brood(Verb)

    To protect.

    Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.

  6. brood(Verb)

    To dwell upon moodily and at length.

    He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brood(verb)

    the young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens

  2. Brood(verb)

    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

  3. Brood(verb)

    that which is bred or produced; breed; species

  4. Brood(verb)

    heavy waste in tin and copper ores

  5. Brood(adj)

    sitting or inclined to sit on eggs

  6. Brood(adj)

    kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow

  7. Brood(verb)

    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

  8. Brood(verb)

    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

  9. Brood(verb)

    to sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens

  10. Brood(verb)

    to cherish with care

  11. Brood(verb)

    to think anxiously or moodily upon


  1. Brood

    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.

Anagrams of Brood

  1. dobro, Dobro

  2. Dobro

Translations for Brood

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(of birds) to sit on eggs.

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