Definitions of brood

  1. To sit on in order to hatch; to cover with the wings; to continue anxiously pondering.
  2. To cover, as a bird its young; incubate; cherish; nurse; meditate.
  3. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
  4. 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.
  5. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  6. Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
  7. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
  8. To cherish with care.
  9. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
  10. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, to brood eggs.
  11. To mature or cherish with care.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. To sit on eggs, as a hen; linger sorrowfully; with on or over.
  15. To sit upon or cover in order to breed or hatch: to cover, as with wings: to think anxiously for a long time.
  16. To cover in order to hatch; to cover as with wings; to think persistently.
  17. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; " The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
  18. sit on ( eggs); " Birds brood"; " The female covers the eggs"
  19. be in a huff and display one's displeasure; " She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
  20. To sit over and cover; to cherish; to meditate.
  21. 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.
  22. Offspring; the young birds hatched at one time.
  23. Something bred: offspring: the number hatched at once.
  24. A number hatched at once; offspring.
  25. All the young birds of a single hatching; offspring; progeny.
  26. The number of birds hatched at once; offspring; that which is bred. See Breed.
  27. Offspring; progeny; the number of birds hatched at a time.
  28. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
  29. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.