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brood

adjective (a)

  • Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. (adjective)
    source: webster1913

noun (n)

  • the young of an animal cared for at one time (noun.group)
    source: wordnet30
  • The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • think moodily or anxiously about something (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: dwell
    source: wordnet30
  • hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing (verb.stative)
    Synonym: bulk large, hover, loom
    Example:
    The terrible vision brooded over her all day long.
    source: wordnet30
  • be in a huff and display one's displeasure (verb.stative)
    Synonym: pout, sulk
    source: wordnet30
  • be in a huff; be silent or sullen (verb.emotion)
    Synonym: grizzle, stew
    source: wordnet30
  • sit on (eggs) (verb.body)
    Synonym: cover, hatch, incubate
    Example:
    Birds brood.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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