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- adj. Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.
- adj. Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
- v. Present participle of brood.
- n. A spell of brooding; the time when someone broods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. worried and thinking long and intensely, especially about a particular problem.
- adj. good at incubating eggs, especially of a fowl kept for that purpose.
- n. the process of sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body; -- mostly used of birds.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Sitting, as a bird on her eggs: as, a brooding hen.
- Warming: as, “the brooding heat,”
- Pondering; thinking deeply; disposed to ponder or think deeply: as, a brooding disposition.
- Settled; rooted; fixed in the heart: a figurative use derived from the steadfastness with which a bird sits on her eggs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. deeply or seriously thoughtful
- n. sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body
- n. persistent morbid meditation on a problem
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