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6 definitions found
 for brood
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\, a.
     1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
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     2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock;
        having young; as, a brood sow.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brooded; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Brooding.]
     1. 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.
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              Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. 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.
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              Brooding on unprofitable gold.        --Dryden.
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              Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt
              like one who has evoked a spirit.     --Hawthorne.
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              When with downcast eyes we muse and brood.
                                                    --Tennyson.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=oo]d), n. [OE. brod, AS. br[=o]d; akin to D.
     broed, OHG. bruot, G. brut, and also to G. br["u]he broth,
     MHG. br["u]eje, and perh. to E. brawn, breath. Cf. Breed,
     v. t.]
     1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood
        of chickens.
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              As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
                                                    --Luke xiii.
                                                    34.
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              A hen followed by a brood of ducks.   --Spectator.
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     2. 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.
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              The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood.
                                                    --Wordsworth.
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     3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
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              Flocks of the airy brood,
              (Cranes, geese or long-necked swans). --Chapman.
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     4. (Mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
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     To sit on brood, to ponder. [Poetic] --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Brood \Brood\ (br[=oo]d), v. t.
     1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her
        chickens.
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     2. To cherish with care. [R.]
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     3. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
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              You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.
                                                    --Dryden.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  brood
      n 1: the young of an animal cared for at one time
      v 1: think moodily or anxiously about something [syn: brood,
           dwell]
      2: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
         "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long" [syn:
         brood, hover, loom, bulk large]
      3: be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting
         because she didn't get what she wanted" [syn: sulk, pout,
         brood]
      4: be in a huff; be silent or sullen [syn: grizzle, brood,
         stew]
      5: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
         [syn: brood, hatch, cover, incubate]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  114 Moby Thesaurus words for "brood":
     agonize, animal kingdom, be abstracted, be gravid, be knocked up,
     be pregnant, be with child, blood, breed, carry, carry young,
     chew the cud, children, clan, class, clock, clutch, consider,
     contemplate, cover, debate, deliberate, deme, descendants, descent,
     despair, despond, digest, family, farrow, folk, folks, fret, fruit,
     fry, gens, gestate, get, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, hatch,
     hearth, heirs, homefolks, hostages to fortune, house, household,
     incubate, inheritors, introspect, issue, kids, kind, line, lineage,
     litter, little ones, matriclan, meditate, menage, mope, muse,
     muse on, muse over, nation, nest, new generation, offspring, order,
     patriclan, people, perpend, phratry, phyle, pine, plant kingdom,
     play around with, play with, ponder, ponder over, posterity, pout,
     progeniture, progeny, race, reflect, rising generation, ruminate,
     ruminate over, seed, sept, set, sit, sons, spat, spawn, species,
     speculate, stem, stirps, stock, strain, study, succession, sulk,
     totem, toy with, treasures, tribe, weigh, worry, young, younglings,
     youngsters
  
  

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