brooding definition

  • adjective:
    • Broody; incubating eggs by sitting on them.
    • Deeply or seriously thoughtful.
    • worried and thinking lengthy and extremely, specifically about a particular problem.
    • proficient at incubating eggs, specifically of a fowl held for the function.
    • profoundly or seriously thoughtful
  • verb:
    • Present participle of brood.
  • noun:
    • A spell of brooding; enough time an individual broods.
    • the entire process of sitting on eggs to be able to hatch them because of the warmth of the human body; -- mostly used of wild birds.
    • sitting on eggs in order to hatch them by the warmth for the body
    • persistent morbid meditation on a problem
  • others:
    • Sitting, as a bird on her behalf eggs: as, a brooding hen.
    • Warming: as, “the brooding temperature,”
    • Pondering; thinking profoundly; disposed to ponder or think profoundly: as, a brooding personality.
    • satisfied; rooted; fixed in heart: a figurative usage based on the steadfastness with which a bird sits on her eggs.

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