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Definitions of brood

  1. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the young of an animal cared for at one time Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. good at incubating eggs especially a fowl kept for that purpose; "a brood hen" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. think moodily or anxiously about something Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  7. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. That which is bred or produced; breed; species. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. To cherish with care. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To think anxiously or moodily upon. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Offspring; the young birds hatched at one time. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To sit on eggs, as a hen; linger sorrowfully; with on or over. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, to brood eggs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. To sit upon or cover in order to breed or hatch: to cover, as with wings: to think anxiously for a long time. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. To mature or cherish with care. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. Something bred: offspring: the number hatched at once. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A number hatched at once; offspring. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To cover in order to hatch; to cover as with wings; to think persistently. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  26. To cover, as a bird its young; incubate; cherish; nurse; meditate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. All the young birds of a single hatching; offspring; progeny. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  28. The number of birds hatched at once; offspring; that which is bred. See Breed. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To sit over and cover; to cherish; to meditate. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  30. To sit on in order to hatch; to cover with the wings; to continue anxiously pondering. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  31. To sit over, as a bird over her eggs; to spread over as with wings; to dwell on a subject in anxious thought; to cherish. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Offspring; progeny; the number of birds hatched at a time. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  33. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  34. 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. dictgcide_fs
  35. br[=oo]d, 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. Hatch of young birds or other egg-produced animals; (usu. contempt.) human family, children; swarm, crew, of men, animals, or things; brood-, for breeding (b.-mare, -hen). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  37. Sit as hen on eggs; hang close over or on (of night &c.); meditate on or over (esp. insults, ill designs, &c.); meditate (often sullenly). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. Offspring; progeny;—that which is bred or produced. Cabinet Dictionary
  39. Offspring, progeny; generation; a hatch, the number hatched at once; the act of covering the eggs. Complete Dictionary

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