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Definition of Brood


  1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
  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.
  3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  4. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
  5. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
  6. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
  10. To cherish with care.
  11. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
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Brood Translations

brood in French is couvain
brood in Italian is cova
brood in Swedish is grubbla, yngel, kull, ruva