Brood – meaning of the word and examples

A group off young birds all born at the same time. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A person’s young children. (Cambridge Dictionary)

The young of an animal or a family of young. (Cambridge Dictionary)

A group having a common nature or origin. (Merriam – Webster)

The children of a family. (Merriam – Webster)

A family of birds or other young animals produced at one hatching or birth. (Oxford Dictionaries)

brood is a group of baby birds that were born at the same time to the same mother. (Collins Dictionary)

You can refer to someone’s young children as their brood when you want to emphasise that there are a lot of them. (Collins Dictionary)

If someone broods over something, they think about it a lot, seriously and often unhappily. (Collins Dictionary)


The spruce.

(noun) A brood is a set of young birds hatched at the same time by the same parents, a “family” of baby bird siblings.

Definition of brood by Merriam – Webster


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