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
Example sentences from the Web for brood
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.
A night of mediocrity now brooded over the marshy fens of Holland.Vondel's Lucifer|Joost van den Vondel
And the more he brooded, the more certain he became that she had a lover—her words, 'I would sooner die!'The Forsyte Saga, Complete|John Galsworthy
He brooded thereon in bitterness and envy, and the lie shadowed his life-days so that he had but small joy in his wife.The Story of Sigurd the Volsung|William Morris
It brooded as broods a man who is seeking his way through a labyrinth of ideas to a conclusion still evading him.The Battle Of The Strong, Complete|Gilbert Parker
Nothing would soothe them but to be cuddled together in somebody's lap, and brooded with somebody's hand.
British Dictionary definitions for brood
- to sit on or hatch (eggs)
- (tr) to cover (young birds) protectively with the wings