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Definition of Brood

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.

Brood Quotations

Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
Swami Sivananda

Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever.
Leo Buscaglia

The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
Washington Irving

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
Isaac Asimov

I not only loved studying theater, I loved being a theater major. It gave me an excuse to brood, to grow a beard, to wear black 'at' people. I didn't just want to play Hamlet, I wanted to be Hamlet.
Stephen Colbert
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Brood Translations

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