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Definition 1: the young of an animal cared for at one time - [noun denoting group]

(brood is a kind of ...) a group of animals

(... is a kind of brood ) a number of birds hatched at the same time

Definition 2: sit on (eggs) - [verb of body]

Samples where brood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Birds brood
  • The female covers the eggs

Synonyms for brood in the sense of this definition

(brood is a kind of ...) have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant

"The Bible tells people to procreate" "These bacteria reproduce"

(brood implies ...) take a seat

(brood has a similar meaning as ...) emerge from the eggs

"young birds, fish, and reptiles hatch"

(brood has a similar meaning as ...) copulate with a female, used especially of horses

"The horse covers the mare"

Definition 3: think moodily or anxiously about something - [verb of cognition]

Synonyms for brood in the sense of this definition

(brood is a kind of ...) be concerned with

"I worry about my grades"

Definition 4: be in a huff; be silent or sullen - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for brood in the sense of this definition

(brood is a kind of ...) be in a huff and display one's displeasure

"She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

Definition 5: be in a huff and display one's displeasure - [verb of stative]

Samples where brood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted

Synonyms for brood in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of brood ) be in a huff; be silent or sullen

(brood implies ...) feel bitter or indignant about

"She resents being paid less than her co-workers"

Definition 6: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing - [verb of stative]

Samples where brood or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The terrible vision brooded over her all day long

Synonyms for brood in the sense of this definition

(brood is a kind of ...) be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive

"This worry hangs on my mind" "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her"

(... is a kind of brood ) be greater in significance than

"the tragedy overshadowed the couple's happiness"

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