brood

[b_ɹ_ˈuː_d], [bɹˈuːd], [bɹˈuːd]

Definitions of brood:

  1.   To cover in order to hatch; to cover as with wings; to think persistently. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  2.   A number hatched at once; offspring. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  3.   To sit on eggs, as a hen; linger sorrowfully; with on or over. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4.   To sit upon or cover in order to breed or hatch: to cover, as with wings: to think anxiously for a long time. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5.   Something bred: offspring: the number hatched at once. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6.   To sit on in order to hatch; to cover with the wings; to continue anxiously pondering. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7.   The number of birds hatched at once; offspring; that which is bred. See Breed. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8.   Offspring; progeny; the number of birds hatched at a time. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   To sit over and cover; to cherish; to meditate. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10.   To sit over, as a bird over her eggs; to spread over as with wings; to dwell on a subject in anxious thought; to cherish. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11.   Offspring; the young birds hatched at one time. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12.   To mature or cherish with care. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13.   To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, to brood eggs. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

Quotes for brood:

  1. If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood I'd type a little faster. – Isaac Asimov
  2. Don't brood Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever. – Leo Buscaglia
  3. 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
  4. I have two luxuries to brood over in my walks, your loveliness and the hour of my death. O that I could have possession of them both in the same minute. – John Keats
  5. In hatred as in love, we grow like the thing we brood upon. What we loathe, we graft into our very soul. – Mary Renault

Usage examples for brood:

  1. This was a family scene that had grown wearisome to the children, who took little interest in it, and the mother of the brood at last fell away, and allowed the man to leave the room. ” – Dorothy Dale in the City by Margaret Penrose
  2. With his beloved queen, and their fair little brood of children, the King cast aside his cares, and was all, and more than all, he had been as the ornament of Henry's Court. ” – The Caged Lion by Charlotte M. Yonge
  3. And us thou sent'st to brood in the corners! ” – More English Fairy Tales by Various
  4. “ I kept only a single pair out of each brood and disposed of that pair as soon as the next generation became grown. ” – The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton by Wardon Allan Curtis
  5. It was as dull as usual; she had ample leisure to brood over what lay before her. ” – The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson
  6. It has also been supposed that a low form or imperfect condition of a mould has much to do with the disease of bees known as " foul brood – Fungi: Their Nature and Uses by Mordecai Cubitt Cooke
  7. “ No more can it make me sorrowful to brood over the days that are gone, or to remember the song that once would have made my heart a fountain of tears. ” – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  8. “ I encouraged the thoughts of all the children to rest and brood upon the fragments that are given us, and, believing that the imagination is one of the most powerful of all the faculties for aiding the growth of truth in the mind, I would ask them questions as to what they thought he might have said or done in ordinary family occurrences, thus giving a reality in their minds to this part of his history, and trying to rouse in them a habit of referring their conduct to the standard of his. ” – The Seaboard Parish Volume 1 by George MacDonald
  9. Ferdinand would have given much to stamp out the brood and had he been able to turn the pages of the book of fate he would have given even more. ” – Naples Past and Present by Arthur H. Norway
  10. The fear- brood will not depart until the soul has acquired a fixed habit of courage. ” – Mastery of Self by Frank Channing Haddock

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