Brood


Brood

Brood may refer to:

* Brood, a collective term for offspring
* Brooding, the incubation of bird eggs by their parents
* Brood (honeybee), the young of a beehive
*"Brood": to think deeply about something, often in a dark or melancholy manner.
* The Brood, a 1979 horror film directed by David Cronenberg
* Brood (comics), an alien species from the Marvel Comics universe
* The Brood, and The New Brood, WWE professional wrestling stables in 1999
* Brood, The, as in Chris Martens.

ee also

* Herman Brood, a Dutch musician, painter and media personality
* Zerg Brood, an alien race from the Starcraft video game
* Elliott Brood, a death country band from Toronto
* Brood, the dragon clan in Breath of Fire III
* Individual broods of North American periodical cicadas:
** Brood X, the largest brood, which emerges on a 17-year cycle
** Brood XIII, a brood centered on Northern Illinois and its surrounding area, which also emerges on a 17-year cycle.
** Brood XIX, a large brood in the Southern United States which emerges on a 13-year cycle


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  • Brood — (br[=oo]d), n. [OE. brod, AS. br[=o]d; akin to D. broed, OHG. bruot, G. brut, and also to G. br[ u]he broth, MHG. br[ u]eje, and perh. to E. brawn, breath. Cf. {Breed}, v. t.] 1. The young birds hatched at one time; a hatch; as, a brood of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • brood — brood; brood·er; brood·i·ness; brood·less; mul·ti·brood·ed; brood·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Brood — Brood, a. 1. Sitting or inclined to sit on eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. Kept for breeding from; as, a brood mare; brood stock; having young; as, a brood sow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brood — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Los Brood son una raza ficticia de seres extraterrestres con aspecto parecido a insectos que aparecen en las historietas publicadas por la Marvel Comics, especiamente en Uncanny X Men. Creados por el escritor Chris… …   Wikipedia Español

  • brood — [bro͞od] n. [ME & OE brod, akin to Ger brut, a hatching: for IE base see BREATH] 1. the offspring, or a family of offspring, of animals; esp., a group of birds or fowl hatched at one time and cared for together 2. all the children in a family 3.… …   English World dictionary

  • brood|y — «BROO dee», adjective, brood|i|er, brood|i|est. 1. brooding: »a broody hen. 2. inclined to brood as a hen does; moody: » …   Useful english dictionary

  • Brood — (br[=o]ch), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Brooded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Brooding}.] 1. To sit on and cover eggs, as a fowl, for the purpose of warming them and hatching the young; or to sit over and cover young, as a hen her chickens, in order to warm and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brood — (br[=oo]d), v. t. 1. To sit over, cover, and cherish; as, a hen broods her chickens. [1913 Webster] 2. To cherish with care. [R.] [1913 Webster] 3. To think anxiously or moodily upon. [1913 Webster] You ll sit and brood your sorrows on a throne.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Brood X — (brood 10) is one of 15 broods of periodical cicadas that appear regularly throughout the eastern United States. It has the greatest range and concentration of any of the 17 year cicadas. [http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/highlights/periodicalCicada.html]… …   Wikipedia

  • brood — [n] cluster of children begats, breed, chicks, clutch, descendants, family, flock, hatch, infants, issue, litter, offspring, posterity, progeniture, progeny, scions, seed, young; concept 296 Ant. child brood [v] agonize over be in brown study*,… …   New thesaurus


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