Complete Definition of "brood"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|broÍod, IPA|/bruËd/, SAMPA|/bru:d/
audio|en-us-brood.ogg|Audio (US)
Homophones: brewed
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-uËd|-uËd

Noun
en-noun|-

  1. uncountable What comes out of an egg.
  2. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for by the same mother.
  3. The children in one family.

Synonyms
Also see flock, litter, young, get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, kin.

Translations

Croatian: t-|hr|leglo|n
Danish: kuld n (2)
Dutch: broedsel n
French: couvée f
German: t-|de|Brut|f
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Italian: t+|it|covata|f
Spanish: polluelo m

Verb
en-verb

  1. To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
  2. US To dwell upon moodily and at length.
  3. to protect

#:He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.

Translations

Dutch: broeden
Finnish: hautoa (1,2)
French: couver (1)
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German: brüten (1,2)
Hebrew: ××××ר (lidgor) (1)
Italian: covare (1,2)


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|broden|broodje n

  1. bread
  2. (metonymy) livelihood, especially in expressions like dagelijks brood

Derived terms
broodbakken
brooddoos
broodkorf
broodroof
broodrooster
broodwinner m, broodwinning
koekebrood
stokbrood
suikerbrood
zoete broodjes bakken

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