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(noun, verb, adj.)


There are 7 meanings of the word Brood.

How to pronounce brood:


Brood - as a noun

The young of an animal cared for at one time

Hypernyms (Closely Related)
animal group
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Brood - as a verb

Think moodily or anxiously about something

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing

Example: "The terrible vision brooded over her all day long"

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Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Be in a huff and display one's displeasure

Example: "She is pouting because she didn't get what she wanted"

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Hypernyms (Closely Related)
Hyponyms (Broadly Related)

Be in a huff; be silent or sullen

Synonyms (Exact Relations)

Sit on (eggs)

Example: "Birds brood"

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Brood - as an adjective

Kept or reared for breeding, said of animals.

Example: "A brood mare"

Example Sentences

"She sat in the brood of her thoughts, contemplating her next step."
"The mother hen puffed out her feathers to protect her brood of chicks."
"The brood gathered around the fireplace for a cozy family evening."
"His constant brood of worries kept him up at night."
"The queen bee laid her eggs and the worker bees cared for the brood."
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Word Game Points

Is BROOD a valid Scrabble word?
Yes, brood is valid for both Scrabble US and EU
US/CA Valid UK/EU Valid

BROOD has a SCRABBLE points total of 8.

Is BROOD a valid Words With Friends word?
Yes, brood is valid for Words With Friends
Valid Word
BROOD has a WORDS WITH FRIENDS points total of 9.

Is BROOD a valid WordFeud word?
Yes, brood is valid for WordFeud
Valid Word
BROOD has a WORDFEUD points total of 9.

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