preoccupied with depressing, morbid, or painful memories or thoughts:
a brooding frame of mind.
cast in subdued light so as to convey a somewhat threatening atmosphere:
Dusk fell on the brooding hills.
a number of young produced or hatched at one time; a family of offspring or young.
a breed, species, group, or kind:
The museum exhibited a brood of monumental sculptures.
to sit upon (eggs) to hatch, as a bird; incubate.
(of a bird) to warm, protect, or cover (young) with the wings or body.
to think or worry persistently or moodily about; ponder:
He brooded the problem.
to sit upon eggs to be hatched, as a bird.
to dwell on a subject or to meditate with morbid persistence (usually followed by over or on).
kept for breeding:
a brood hen.
brood above/over, to cover, loom, or seem to fill the atmosphere or scene:
The haunted house on the hill brooded above the village.
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a number of young animals, esp birds, produced at one hatching
all the offspring in one family: often used jokingly or contemptuously
a group of a particular kind; breed
(as modifier) kept for breeding: a brood mare
(of a bird)
to sit on or hatch (eggs)
(transitive) to cover (young birds) protectively with the wings
when intr, often foll by on, over or upon. to ponder morbidly or persistently
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