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Brood meaning

brood - 14 dictionary results

  1. 1. be in a huff and display one's displeasure; " She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
  2. 2. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
  3. 3. 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.
  4. 4. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  5. 5. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
  6. 6. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
  7. 7. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
  10. 10. To cherish with care.
  11. 11. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
  12. 12. 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.
  13. 13. A number hatched at once; offspring.
  14. 14. To cover in order to hatch; to cover as with wings; to think persistently.

brood - examples of usage

  1. There were six in the brood. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  2. An idea struck me, and I pushed the canoe out of the grass, sending the brood across the lake in wild confusion. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. Once, on the Restigouche, we started a brood of little ones late in the afternoon. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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