verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of brood
synonym study for brood
OTHER WORDS FROM broodbroodless, adjectiveun·brood·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH broodbrewed, brood
Words nearby brood
Example sentences from the Web for brood
As the two prepare for their sons to arrive later this year, familiarize yourself with Cannon’s current brood below.Nick Cannon And Abby De La Rosa Announce They’re Expecting Twins With Stunning Maternity Shoot|Charli Penn|April 12, 2021|Essence.com
Carlson has two more kids than I have, yet I do not feel as though his brood has disenfranchised me.Tucker Carlson’s espousal of ‘replacement’ theory is both toxic and ahistoric|Philip Bump|April 9, 2021|Washington Post
This brood has been quietly rummaging around underground for the past 17 years and will not emerge until the soil temperature about a foot below ground reaches 64 degrees.What is Brood X? When do cicadas come out in 2021? Answering your buggiest questions.|Bonnie Berkowitz, Artur Galocha|April 1, 2021|Washington Post
After hatching in June, hens and their broods seek out wet areas where chicks stock up on protein-rich insects and wildflowers to grow and survive the winter.Simple hand-built structures can help streams survive wildfires and drought|Brianna Randall|March 26, 2021|Science News
Caring for a humming brood has made him appreciate just how precious a healthy colony is.Bee theft is almost a perfect crime—but there’s a new sheriff in town|Andrew Zaleski|February 9, 2021|Popular Science
The new trail is slated for February, which happens to be around the time the eagles will likely be starting another brood.
After all, the small congregation— about 40 strong —is comprised almost entirely of the Phelps brood.
The key is how much we can brood, and what is meant by brooding—is it to daydream, or is it to agonize over every detail?‘True Detective,’ Obsessive-Compulsive Noir, and ‘Twin Peaks’|Jimmy So|March 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
An uncle and his family resided in another house and his aunt and her brood in a third.A Young Chef Travels to Calabria, Italy, and Learns the Old Ways of Cooking|Curtis Stone|November 28, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Why he went after the Anderson brood is especially puzzling.Hannah Anderson Captor a ‘Trusted Friend,’ Cat Lover|Christine Pelisek|August 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He returned in ten minutes or so, having sat for that period behind a neighbouring tree to brood over his circumstances.Hunting the Lions|R.M. Ballantyne
What can be prettier than a brood of chickens with a good motherly hen, like the one in this picture!
What will you be, some day, when Posey lays eggs, and brings out a brood of little chickens?
A portly woman, whom Isabel knew to be the mother of a brood, was far more anxious to please.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
Finally only one duckling remained in the middle of the river, probably at once the strongest and most foolish of the brood.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail|Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for brood
- to sit on or hatch (eggs)
- (tr) to cover (young birds) protectively with the wings