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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brood  \Brood\,  a. 
  1.  Sitting  or  inclined  to  sit  on  eggs. 
 
  2.  Kept  for  breeding  from  as  a  brood  mare;  brood  stock; 
  having  young;  as  a  brood  sow. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brood  \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 
  protect  them  hence  to  sit  quietly,  as  if  brooding. 
 
  Birds  of  calm  sir  brooding  on  the  charmed  wave. 
  --Milton. 
 
  2.  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. 
 
  Brooding  on  unprofitable  gold.  --Dryden. 
 
  Brooding  over  all  these  matters,  the  mother  felt 
  like  one  who  has  evoked  a  spirit.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  When  with  downcast  eyes  we  muse  and  brood. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brood  \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  chickens. 
 
  As  a  hen  doth  gather  her  brood  under  her  wings. 
  --Luke  xiii. 
  34. 
 
  A  hen  followed  by  a  brood  of  ducks.  --Spectator. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  lion  roars  and  gluts  his  tawny  brood. 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  3.  That  which  is  bred  or  produced;  breed;  species. 
 
  Flocks  of  the  airy  brood,  (Cranes,  geese  or 
  long-necked  swans).  --Chapman. 
 
  4.  (Mining)  Heavy  waste  in  tin  and  copper  ores. 
 
  {To  sit  on  brood},  to  ponder.  [Poetic]  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Brood  \Brood\  (br[=oo]d),  v.  t. 
  1.  To  sit  over  cover,  and  cherish;  as  a  hen  broods  her 
  chickens. 
 
  2.  To  cherish  with  care  [R.] 
 
  3.  To  think  anxiously  or  moodily  upon 
 
  You'll  sit  and  brood  your  sorrows  on  a  throne. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  brood 
  adj  :  good  at  incubating  eggs  especially  a  fowl  kept  for  that 
  purpose;  "a  brood  hen"  [syn:  {brooding},  {hatching}] 
  n  :  the  young  of  an  animal  cared  for  at  one  time 
  v  1:  think  moodily  or  anxiously  about  something  [syn:  {worry},  {dwell}] 
  2:  hang  over  as  of  something  threatening,  dark,  or  menacing; 
  "The  terrible  vision  brooded  over  her  all  day  long"  [syn: 
  {hover},  {loom},  {bulk  large}] 
  3:  be  in  a  huff  [syn:  {sulk},  {pout}] 
  4:  be  in  a  huff;  be  silent  or  sullen  [syn:  {sulk},  {grizzle},  {stew}] 
  5:  sit  on  (eggs);  "Birds  brood";  "The  female  covers  the  eggs" 
  [syn:  {hatch},  {cover},  {incubate}] 




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