What does Brood mean?

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brood

    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.]

Anagrams for Brood »

  1. dobro, Dobro

  2. Dobro


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brood in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brood in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Isaac Asimov:

    If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.

  2. Curry Rogers:

    Precocial young can avoid predation on their own, and there is a much smaller chance of the entire brood succumbing to predation at once.

  3. Jerome K. Jerome:

    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.

  4. Mickey Mehta:

    Never brood over the past, for every saint has had a past and every criminal has a future. Encourage transformation and MickeyMize someone's life." Share this as every demon has the potential to become divine.

  5. Swami Sivanada:

    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.

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