BROODING MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Brooding Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Brood


Synonyms:
Brood, Broody, Contemplative, Hatching, Incubation, Meditative, Musing, Pensive, Pensiveness, Pondering, Reflective, Ruminative,

• Brood Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. i.) To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding.
  2. (v. t.) To think anxiously or moodily upon.
  3. (v. t.) The young from the same dam, whether produced at the same time or not; young children of the same mother, especially if nearly of the same age; offspring; progeny; as, a woman with a brood of children.
  4. (v. t.) That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
  5. (v. i.) To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes.
  6. (a.) Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
  7. (v. t.) The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
  8. (v. t.) To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
  9. (a.) Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
  10. (v. t.) To cherish with care.
  11. (v. t.) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.


Synonyms:
Brooding, Cover, Dwell, Grizzle, Hatch, Hatching, Hover, Incubate, Loom, Pout, Stew, Sulk, Worry,

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