brood /ˈbrud/ 名詞
1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of chickens.
As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings. --Luke xiii. 34.
A hen followed by a brood of ducks. --Spectator.
2. 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.
The lion roars and gluts his tawny brood. --Wordsworth.
3. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
Flocks of the airy brood,
(Cranes, geese or long-necked swans). --Chapman.
4. Mining Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.
To sit on brood, to ponder. [Poetic]
1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs.
2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow.
Brood v. i. [imp. & p. p. Brooded; p. pr. & vb. n. Brooding.]
1. 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.
Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave. --Milton.
2. 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.
Brooding on unprofitable gold. --Dryden.
Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit. --Hawthorne.
When with downcast eyes we muse and brood. --Tennyson.
Brood v. t.
1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens.
2. To cherish with care. [R.]
3. To think anxiously or moodily upon.
You'll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne. --Dryden.
n : the young of an animal cared for at one time
v 1: think moodily or anxiously about something [syn: dwell]
2: hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing;
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long" [syn:
hover, loom, bulk large]
3: be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting
because she didn't get what she wanted" [syn: sulk, pout]
4: be in a huff; be silent or sullen [syn: grizzle, stew]
5: sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
[syn: hatch, cover, incubate]