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ˈbru dibroody

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brood hen, broody, broody hen, setting hen, sitteradjective

    a domestic hen ready to brood

  2. broodyadjective

    physiologically ready to incubate eggs

    "a broody hen"

  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";


  1. broodynoun

    (Poultry) A female bird which is in the condition to incubate eggs; a broody hen, duck, etc.

    There are six broodies in that coop.

  2. broodyadjective

    (Of birds) sitting persistently and protectively on a nest, in order to hatch eggs (eg, 'a broody hen').

  3. broodyadjective

    (Of any creature or person) acting interested in raising young.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Broodyadjective

    inclined to brood

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of broody in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of broody in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    • A. couvade
    • B. nidus
    • C. macron
    • D. slur

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