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BROOD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does brood mean? 

BROOD (noun)
  The noun BROOD has 1 sense:

1. the young of an animal cared for at one time

  Familiarity information: BROOD used as a noun is very rare.


BROOD (verb)
  The verb BROOD has 5 senses:

1. think moodily or anxiously about something
2. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
3. be in a huff and display one's displeasure
4. be in a huff; be silent or sullen
5. sit on (eggs)

  Familiarity information: BROOD used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


BROOD (noun)


Sense 1brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The young of an animal cared for at one time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("brood" is a kind of...):

animal group (a group of animals)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "brood"):

clutch (a number of birds hatched at the same time)


BROOD (verb)


Sense 1brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Think moodily or anxiously about something

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

brood; dwell

Hypernyms (to "brood" is one way to...):

care; worry (be concerned with)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue brood over the results of the experiment


Sense 2brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

bulk large; brood; loom; hover

Context example:

The terrible vision brooded over her all day long

Hypernyms (to "brood" is one way to...):

hang (be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive)

Sentence frame:

Something is ----ing PP

Sentence examples:

Some big birds brood in the tree
There brood some big birds in the tree


Sense 3brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in a huff and display one's displeasure

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Synonyms:

pout; sulk; brood

Context example:

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

"Brood" entails doing...:

resent (feel bitter or indignant about)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "brood"):

brood; grizzle; stew (be in a huff; be silent or sullen)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 4brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be in a huff; be silent or sullen

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

stew; grizzle; brood

Hypernyms (to "brood" is one way to...):

brood; pout; sulk (be in a huff and display one's displeasure)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5brood [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sit on (eggs)

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

incubate; brood; hatch; cover

Context examples:

Birds brood / The female covers the eggs

Hypernyms (to "brood" is one way to...):

multiply; procreate; reproduce (have offspring or young)

"Brood" entails doing...:

sit; sit down (take a seat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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