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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body;
[syn: brooding, incubation]

2. persistent morbid meditation on a problem;
[syn: pensiveness, brooding]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. deeply or seriously thoughtful;
- Example: "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man";
[syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brood \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 protect them; hence, to sit quietly, as if brooding. [1913 Webster] Birds of calm sir brooding on the charmed wave. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To have the mind dwell continuously or moodily on a subject; to think long and anxiously; to be in a state of gloomy, serious thought; -- usually followed by over or on; as, to brood over misfortunes. [1913 Webster] Brooding on unprofitable gold. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Brooding over all these matters, the mother felt like one who has evoked a spirit. --Hawthorne. [1913 Webster] When with downcast eyes we muse and brood. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

brooding \brood"ing\, a. 1. worried and thinking long and intensely, especially about a particular problem. Syn: broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative, gloomy, morose. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

brooding \brood"ing\, a. good at incubating eggs, especially of a fowl kept for that purpose; as, a brooding hen. Syn: brood, hatching. [WordNet 1.5]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

brooding \brooding\ n. the process of sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body; -- mostly used of birds. Syn: incubation. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brooding adj 1: deeply or seriously thoughtful; "Byron lives on not only in his poetry, but also in his creation of the 'Byronic hero' - the persona of a brooding melancholy young man"; [syn: brooding, broody, contemplative, meditative, musing, pensive, pondering, reflective, ruminative] n 1: sitting on eggs so as to hatch them by the warmth of the body [syn: brooding, incubation] 2: persistent morbid meditation on a problem [syn: pensiveness, brooding]




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