Brood Brood (br[=oo]d), v. t. 1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. [1913 Webster]

2. To cherish with care. [R.] [1913 Webster]

3. To think anxiously or moodily upon. [1913 Webster]

You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Brood — may refer to:* Brood, a collective term for offspring * Brooding, the incubation of bird eggs by their parents * Brood (honeybee), the young of a beehive * Brood : to think deeply about something, often in a dark or melancholy manner. * The Brood …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brood — brood; brood·er; brood·i·ness; brood·less; mul·ti·brood·ed; brood·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Brood — Brood, a. 1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brood — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Los Brood son una raza ficticia de seres extraterrestres con aspecto parecido a insectos que aparecen en las historietas publicadas por la Marvel Comics, especiamente en Uncanny X Men. Creados por el escritor Chris… …   Wikipedia Español

  • brood — [bro͞od] n. [ME & OE brod, akin to Ger brut, a hatching: for IE base see BREATH] 1. the offspring, or a family of offspring, of animals; esp., a group of birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for together 2. all the children in a family 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brood — [n] cluster of children begats, breed, chicks, clutch, descendants, family, flock, hatch, infants, issue, litter, offspring, posterity, progeniture, progeny, scions, seed, young; concept 296 Ant. child brood [v] agonize over be in brown study*,… …   New thesaurus

  • brood — brood. См. расплод. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Brood — Brood, Stadt, s. Brod …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

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