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Definition of "brood" []

  • The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for by the same mother. See Synonyms at flock1. (noun)
  • The children in one family. (noun)
  • To sit on or hatch (eggs). (verb-transitive)
  • To protect (young) by or as if by covering with the wings. (verb-transitive)
  • To sit on or hatch eggs. (verb-intransitive)
  • A number of young animals, esp birds, produced at one hatching (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • All the offspring in one family: often used jokingly or contemptuously (noun)
  • A group of a particular kind; breed (noun)
  • Kept for breeding (noun)
  • To sit on or hatch (eggs) (verb)
  • To cover (young birds) protectively with the wings (verb)
  • To ponder morbidly or persistently (verb)

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Use "brood" in a sentence
  • "Now can you tell me about a third child? hahaha I want three, hubby wants only two, but I keep trying to tell him no one even notices the third because adding to a brood is a thousand times easier than going from 0 to 1."
  • "The hen with her brood is an accepted model of motherhood in this respect."
  • "He was officially PLN-161697434, but the Mother/Master/Ruler who hatched his brood from the uterine replicator had called him Paln, his first moment of Pleasure."