1. [ noun ] (biology,zoology) the young of an animal cared for at one time
Related terms: animal_group clutch
2. [ verb ] think moodily or anxiously about something
Synonyms: dwell worry
Related terms: chew_over worry dwell_on
3. [ verb ] hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
Synonyms: loom bulk_large hover

"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

Related terms: hang
4. [ verb ] be in a huff and display one's displeasure
Synonyms: pout sulk

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

Related terms: sulk sourpuss resent
5. [ verb ] be in a huff; be silent or sullen
Synonyms: sulk stew grizzle
Related terms: be sulk fret
6. [ adjective ] good at incubating eggs especially a fowl kept for that purpose
Synonyms: hatching brooding

"a brood hen"

Related terms: oviparous
7. [ verb ] sit on (eggs)
Synonyms: incubate cover hatch

"Birds brood" "The female covers the eggs"

Related terms: reproduce hatch breed hatch brooding incubator sit_down
Similar spelling:   broody