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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 brood /ˈbrud/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 brood /ˈbrud/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brood n.
 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]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Brood, a.
 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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]