brood brood  /b ˈrud/


  1. (n) the young of an animal cared for at one time
  2. (v) think moodily or anxiously about something
  3. (v) hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  4. (v) be in a huff and display one's displeasure
  5. (v) be in a huff; be silent or sullen
  6. (v) sit on (eggs)


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  • Age 23, barely five feet tall, with red hair, she enjoyed playing with the Kennedy brood at Hickory Hill.


  1. Periodical cicadas put on enthralling show

    Early in summer, woods in southeastern Pennsylvania are alive with bird songs. But one day at that time, every 17 years, new sounds are heard. A few trills weave among the trees, then more and more until the combined whining is overwhelming.The courtship pageantry of a brood of periodical cicadas is...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Lancaster Online

  2. Pocketful of treasured memories of Dad this Father's Day

    My father had deep pockets. Not that he was a wealthy man. Not even close. With seven children, this would have been a highly unlikely prospect. But as the youngest of the brood, as the baby of the bunch, as the smiling caboose at the end of our happy family ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  3. Bust out the bug spray! Big mosquito brood hatched

    The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District estimates the mosquito population is about two weeks behind schedule after a soggy spring, but after one day of sun, a big brood hatched overnight.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: KARE 11 Minneapolis-St. Paul


  1. "I'm not necessarily a list guy," Zorn said. "My bride of 29 years has helped me to make lists. I don't want to brood on what I might be forgetting, so as you make lists you can talk those things through. You can kind of work on these things...
    on Dec 17, 2008 By: Jim Zorn Source: ESPN

  2. A source close to Angelina - who attended the Los Angeles ceremony with Brad - said: "Following all the rumours, she's now made it obvious she's expecting. They're both thrilled to be adding to their brood. They are very, very happy."
    on Feb 25, 2008 By: Brad Pitt Source:

  3. "I sat there in that hut, and I was as disciplined as I could be, with my focus not to brood," Harrington said. "If I had just thrown away the Open, if it turned out like that, it would have been incredibly hard to take."
    on Jul 23, 2007 By: Padraig Harrington Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

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