brood vs dwell what difference

what is difference between brood and dwell

English

Etymology

From Middle English brood, brod, from Old English brōd (brood; foetus; breeding, hatching), from Proto-Germanic *brōduz (heat, breeding), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreh₁- (breath, mist, vapour, steam).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: bro͞od, IPA(key): /bɹuːd/
  • Homophones: brewed
  • Rhymes: -uːd

Noun

brood (countable and uncountable, plural broods)

  1. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds or fowl hatched at one time by the same mother.
    • As a hen doth gather her brood under her wings.
  2. (uncountable) The young of any egg-laying creature, especially if produced at the same time.
  3. (countable, uncountable) The eggs and larvae of social insects such as bees, ants and some wasps, especially when gathered together in special brood chambers or combs within the colony.
  4. (countable, uncountable) The children in one family; offspring.
    • c. 1610-11, William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act III scene ii[1]:
      Ay, lord, she will become thy bed, I warrant, / And bring thee forth brave brood.
  5. That which is bred or produced; breed; species.
    • 1598, George Chapman translation of Homer’s Iliad, Book 2:
      [] flocks of the airy brood,
      Cranes, geese or long-neck’d swans, here, there, proud of their pinions fly []
    • 1609, William Shakespeare, Sonnet 19:
      Devouring Time, blunt thou the lion’s paws,
      And make the earth devour her own sweet brood []
  6. Parentage.
  7. (mining) Heavy waste in tin and copper ores.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • flock, litter, young, get, issue, offspring, posterity, progeny, seed, kin

Adjective

brood (not comparable)

  1. Kept or reared for breeding, said of animals.
    a brood mare

Translations

Verb

brood (third-person singular simple present broods, present participle brooding, simple past and past participle brooded)

  1. (transitive) To keep an egg warm to make it hatch.
  2. (transitive) To protect (something that is gradually maturing); to foster.
  3. (intransitive) (typically with about or over) To dwell upon moodily and at length, mainly alone.
    • 1833, Alfred Tennyson:
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, chapter 6, The Scarlet Letter:
  4. (intransitive) To be bred.

Translations

Further reading

  • Brood (honey bee) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Dobro, boord, dobro, droob

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch brood, from Middle Dutch brôot, from Old Dutch *brōd, from Proto-Germanic *braudą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /brʊət/

Noun

brood (plural brode)

  1. (countable) A loaf of bread.
  2. (uncountable) Bread.

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch brôot, from Old Dutch *brōd, from Proto-Germanic *braudą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /broːt/
  • Hyphenation: brood
  • Rhymes: -oːt

Noun

brood n (plural broden, diminutive broodje n)

  1. (uncountable) Bread.
  2. (countable) A loaf of bread.
  3. (countable, by extension) A similar bakery product or other baked dish.
  4. (uncountable, metonymically) Someone’s livelihood.

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: brood
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: broto
  • Jersey Dutch: brôt
  • Negerhollands: brood, brot
  • Skepi Creole Dutch: brot

Anagrams

  • boord

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • brod, brode

Etymology

From Old English brād, from Proto-West Germanic *braid, from Proto-Germanic *braidaz.

Adjective

brood

  1. broad

Descendants

  • English: broad
  • Scots: braid


English

Etymology

From Middle English dwellen (delay, live, remain, persist), from Old English dwellan (to mislead, deceive; be led into error, stray), from Proto-Germanic *dwaljaną (to hold up, delay; hesitate), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰwelH- (to whirl, swirl, blur, obfuscate), which is cognate with Old Norse dvelja and related to Proto-Germanic *dwelaną (to go astray), which underwent semantic change in its descendants. Cognates include Danish dvæle (to linger, dwell) and Swedish dväljas (to dwell, reside).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: dwĕl, IPA(key): /dwɛl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛl

Noun

dwell (plural dwells)

  1. (engineering) A period of time in which a system or component remains in a given state.
  2. (engineering) A brief pause in the motion of part of a mechanism to allow an operation to be completed.
  3. (electrical engineering) A planned delay in a timed control program.
  4. (automotive) In a petrol engine, the period of time the ignition points are closed to let current flow through the ignition coil in between each spark. This is measured as an angle in degrees around the camshaft in the distributor which controls the points, for example in a 4-cylinder engine it might be 55° (spark at 90° intervals, points closed for 55° between each).

Verb

dwell (third-person singular simple present dwells, present participle dwelling, simple past and past participle dwelt or (mostly US) dwelled)

  1. (intransitive, now literary) To live; to reside.
    • 1622, Henry Peacham (Jr.), The Compleat Gentleman
      I am fully resolved to go dwell in another house.
    • 1871, Charles John Smith, Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the English Language
      The poor man dwells in a humble cottage near the hall where the lord of the domain resides.
  2. (intransitive) To linger (on) a particular thought, idea etc.; to remain fixated (on).
    • 1902, John Buchan, The Outgoing of the Tide
      So it came about that long ere Ailie reached home it was on young Heriotside that her mind dwelled, and it was the love of him that made her eyes glow and her cheeks redden.
  3. (intransitive, engineering) To be in a given state.
  4. (intransitive) To abide; to remain; to continue.
    • 1802, William Wordsworth, Milton!-
      Thy soul was like a star and dwelt apart.

Synonyms

  • (live, reside): See also Thesaurus:reside

Derived terms

  • bedwell
  • indwell

Related terms

  • dwelling
  • dwell on, dwell upon

Translations

See also

  • abide
  • live
  • reside
  • stay

References

  • dwell in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • dwell in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Maltese

Etymology

From Italian duello, from Latin duellum.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /dwɛll/

Noun

dwell m (plural dwellijiet or dwelli)

  1. duel

Derived terms

  • ddwella

Middle English

Verb

dwell

  1. Alternative form of dwellen

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