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Brooding Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(p. pr. & vb. n.)Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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1. persistently or morbidly thoughtful [syn: broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative]
2. good at incubating eggs especially a fowl kept for that purpose; "a brood hen" [syn: brood, hatching]
n 1: sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body [syn: incubation]
2: persistent morbid meditation on a problem [syn: pensiveness]
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Gori = n. brooding; suppuration, v. to brood
Goriad = n. a brooding
1. sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
(hypernym) parturition, birth, giving birth, birthing
2. persistent morbid meditation on a problem
1. persistently or morbidly thoughtful
(synonym) broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative
1. the young of an animal cared for at one time
(hypernym) animal group
(derivation) hatch, cover, incubate
1. think moodily or anxiously about something
(hypernym) worry, care
2. hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing; "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"
(synonym) hover, loom, bulk large
3. be in a huff and display one's displeasure; "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"
(synonym) sulk, pout
(hyponym) grizzle, stew
4. be in a huff; be silent or sullen
(synonym) grizzle, stew
(hypernym) sulk, pout
5. sit on (eggs); "Birds brood"; "The female covers the eggs"
(synonym) hatch, cover, incubate
(hypernym) reproduce, procreate, multiply
(entail) sit down, sit
(verb-group) breed, cover
Brooding Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Incubation refers to the process by which certain oviparous (egg-laying) animals hatch their eggs, and to the development of the embryo within the egg. The most vital factor of incubation is the constant temperature required for its development over a specific period. Especially in domestic fowl, the act of sitting on eggs to incubate them is called brooding. The action or behavioral tendency to sit on a clutch of eggs is also called broody, and most egg-laying breeds of poultry have had this behavior selectively bred out of them to increase production.
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