Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun brood

1 sense of brood

Sense 1
brood -- (the young of an animal cared for at one time)
       => animal group -- (a group of animals)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb brood

5 senses of brood

Sense 1
brood, dwell -- (think moodily or anxiously about something)
       => worry, care -- (be concerned with; "I worry about my grades")

Sense 2
brood, hover, loom, bulk large -- (hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long")
       => hang -- (be menacing, burdensome, or oppressive; "This worry hangs on my mind"; "The cloud of suspicion hangs over her")

Sense 3
sulk, pout, brood -- (be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted")

Sense 4
grizzle, brood, stew -- (be in a huff; be silent or sullen)
       => sulk, pout, brood -- (be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted")

Sense 5
brood, hatch, cover, incubate -- (sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs")
       => reproduce, procreate, multiply -- (have offspring or produce more individuals of a given animal or plant; "The Bible tells people to procreate")

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