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English

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
brood

Plural
-

brood (-)
  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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to brood

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to brood (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
    In some species of birds, both the mother and father brood the eggs.
  2. To protect.
    Under the rock was a midshipman fish, brooding a mass of eggs.
  3. To dwell upon moodily and at length.
    He sat brooding about the upcoming battle, fearing the outcome.

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Afrikaans

Noun

brood

  1. bread

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

brood (plural broden, diminutive broodje) n.

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

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