Synonyms for brood
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes
Group is the general word for any gathering of a small number of objects, whether of persons, animals, or inanimate things. The individuals in a brood or litter are related to each other; those in the other groups may not be. Brood is used chiefly of fowls and birds, litter of certain quadrupeds which bring forth many young at a birth; we speak of a brood of chickens, a litter of puppies; brood is sometimes applied to a family of young children. Bevy is used of birds, and figuratively of any bright and lively group of women or children, but rarely of men. Flock is applied to birds and to some of the smaller animals; herd is confined to the larger animals; we speak of a bevy of quail, a covey of partridges, a flock of blackbirds, or a flock of sheep, a herd of cattle, horses, buffaloes, or elephants, a pack of wolves, a pack of hounds, a swarm of bees. A collection of animals driven or gathered for driving is called a drove.
Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes
the young of an animal cared for at one time
think moodily or anxiously about something
brood, hover, loom, bulk largeverb
hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
"The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
sulk, pout, broodverb
be in a huff and display one's displeasure
"She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
grizzle, brood, stewverb
be in a huff; be silent or sullen
brood, hatch, cover, incubateverb
sit on (eggs)
"Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
dwell, get over, embrace, insure, plow, hover, enshroud, compensate, breed, encompass, shroud, continue, stew, treat, hatch, incubate, report, extend, cut across, cut through, deal, loom, underwrite, overcompensate, address, spread over, concoct, traverse, dream up, pout, pass over, grizzle, comprehend, handle, overlay, think of, cover, think up, cross, sulk, get across, wrap up, hide, bulk large, cover up, track
Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes
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If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster.
When a man or woman loves to brood over a sorrow and takes care to keep it green in their memory, you may be sure it is no longer a pain to them.
Precocial young can avoid predation on their own, and there is a much smaller chance of the entire brood succumbing to predation at once.
Brood X cicadas are one of the world’s most incredible animal phenomena, in a year where few of us may be traveling to see natural wonders like Africa’s great migration, or the elephant gathering of Sri Lanka, we are incredibly privileged to have this rare spectacle occurring in our very own backyards. Brood X provides an infusion of nutrients into the ecosystem, and humans have been enjoying this event for its sights, sounds and taste for millennia.
Comprehensive talkers are apt to be tiresome when we are not athirst for information; but, to be quite fair, we must admit that superior reticence is a good deal due to lack of matter. Speech is often barren, but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled nest-egg; and, when it takes to cackling, will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.
Translations for brood
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- защитавам, мътя, размислям сеBulgarian
- κλωσσώ, αναλογίζομαι, κλωσσόπουλοGreek
- pesue, vartioida, katras, hautoa, poikueFinnish
- se morfondre, couver, broyer du noirFrench
- guirScottish Gaelic
- rimuginare, covare, arrovellarsiItalian
- whakapupuke, whakapaeko, whakapuke, tāpapa, punipuni, awhiMāori
- пиле, квачиMacedonian
- gebroed, legsel, nest, piekeren, broedsel, nageslacht, broeden, uitbroeden, maagschap, kroost, behoeden, sibbeDutch
- ninhada, chocar, prolePortuguese
- потомство, высиживать, выводокRussian
- barnaskara, ruva, kull, ältaSwedish
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