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Meaning & Definition of Brood in English

English

Brood

/brud/

noun

1. The young of an animal cared for at one time

    synonym:
  • brood

verb

1. Think moodily or anxiously about something

    synonym:
  • brood
  • ,
  • dwell

2. Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

  • "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
    synonym:
  • brood
  • ,
  • hover
  • ,
  • loom
  • ,
  • bulk large

3. Be in a huff and display one's displeasure

  • "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
    synonym:
  • sulk
  • ,
  • pout
  • ,
  • brood

4. Be in a huff

  • Be silent or sullen
    synonym:
  • grizzle
  • ,
  • brood
  • ,
  • stew

5. Sit on (eggs)

  • "Birds brood"
  • "The female covers the eggs"
    synonym:
  • brood
  • ,
  • hatch
  • ,
  • cover
  • ,
  • incubate