Origin of brood
synonym study for brood
OTHER WORDS FROM broodbroodless, adjectiveun·brood·ed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH broodbrewed, brood
How to use brood in a sentence
As a purplish-red sun set, I sat brooding over my dataset on rat brains.An Existential Crisis in Neuroscience - Issue 94: Evolving|Grigori Guitchounts|December 30, 2020|Nautilus
The scientists videotaped each brood for two consecutive days and nights to understand how the owlets interacted and attached a tiny microphone backpack to each chick to help identify individual calls.Barn owlets share food with their younger siblings in exchange for grooming|Pratik Pawar|June 16, 2020|Science News
Bradley was a man who worried deeply and brooded over the lives lost among his commands.Blood in the Sand: When James Jones Wrote a Grunt’s View of D-Day|James Jones|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The more I brooded about these and other Level D options, the more my confidence ebbed.A Mathematically Impossible Novel: Manil Suri Explains “The City of Devi”|Manil Suri|March 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Dr. Johnson, left alone for long hours of the day, brooded on his own infirmities.
In those dim aisles and mighty halls brooded a Presence that he knew could soothe and comfort.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
THE Lake at last—a sheet of shining metal brooded over by drooping trees.Summer|Edith Wharton
Long he sat, and the darkness fell over the moor, matching the darkness that brooded over his heart and mind.
It was with him, therefore, that I proposed to my fellow-captive to try our long-brooded and cherished scheme of deliverance.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
There was sadness in it, and pain, and the gray wintry sky brooded of sorrows to come.
British Dictionary definitions for brood
- to sit on or hatch (eggs)
- (tr) to cover (young birds) protectively with the wings