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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brooding, incubationnoun

    sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body

  2. pensiveness, broodingadjective

    persistent morbid meditation on a problem

  3. brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminativeadjective

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";

Wiktionary

  1. broodingnoun

    A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.

  2. broodingadjective

    (zoological) (of a bird) broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them

    A brooding hen can be aggressive.

  3. broodingadjective

    deeply or seriously thoughtful

    You like T. S. Eliot's "The Waste Land"? You must be so brooding and deep.

Wikipedia

  1. brooding

    Egg incubation is the process by which an egg, of oviparous (egg-laying) animals, develops an embryo within the egg, after the egg's formation and ovipositional release. Egg incubation is done under favorable environmental conditions, possibly by brooding and hatching the egg. Multiple and various factors are vital to the incubation of various species of animal. In many species of reptile for example, no fixed temperature is necessary, but the actual temperature determines the sex ratio of the offspring. In birds in contrast, the sex of offspring is genetically determined, but in many species a constant and particular temperature is necessary for successful incubation. Especially in poultry, the act of sitting on eggs to incubate them is called brooding. The action or behavioral tendency to sit on a clutch of eggs is also called broodiness, and most egg-laying breeds of poultry have had this behavior selectively bred out of them to increase production.

ChatGPT

  1. brooding

    Brooding refers to showing deep unhappiness or prolonged thoughtfulness, typically appearing sullen, serious, or quietly resentful. In the context of birds, brooding describes the process of incubating eggs or caring for hatchlings by maintaining close physical contact and body warmth.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Brooding

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of brooding in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of brooding in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of brooding in a Sentence

  1. Arnold Bennett:

    The best cure for worry, depression, melancholy, brooding, is to go deliberately forth and try to lift with one's sympathy the gloom of somebody else.

  2. Shon Mehta:

    No brooding over old worries, let's start a new series. Forget about all the negativities, think of new possibilities. Here to conquering a new frontier, that's all I wish in the upcoming new year.

  3. Joseph Rickaby:

    A great preservative against angry and mutinous thoughts, and all impatience and quarreling, is to have some great business and interest in your mind, which, like a sponge shall suck up your attention and keep you from brooding over what displeases you.

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