Translation of brood in Spanish:


nidada, n.

Pronunciation /brud//bruːd/


  • 1

    (of birds) nidada feminine
    (of mammals) camada feminine
    • Helpers are generally young from previous broods that provide care for their parents' offspring.
    • My notebook reminds me of the scene: a dabchick swimming across the mere with a brood of tiny young all aboard and peeping from under the parent's wings.
    • In the summer of 1992, and apparently for the first time, two pairs of splendid great crested grebes successfully bred on the river in the city centre rearing broods of young.
    • In six instances females started with a second clutch only about 1 week after chicks from the first brood had left the nest.
    • Why, then, would a female Louisiana waterthrush on this densely wooded stream choose a partner already mated with another female and whose time would have to be divided among the young of two broods?
    • Both chicks from broods of two were treated similarly.
    • The birds prospecting for nesting sites were most attracted to areas where other birds had large broods of robust infants.
    • He incubates the eggs for around 23 days and tends the brood after they hatch.
    • I hope their nesting was successful and that they raised a healthy brood of chicks.
    • Limited observational and experimental studies of birds indicate that smaller broods are more often deserted.
    • Unlike in unmanipulated broods, hatch date did not affect the survival of experimental chicks.
    • The male usually remains near the nest until incubation begins, and rarely stays with the brood once they hatch.
    • The first nest containing a brood of tiny young was found in a slight depression in the ground beneath birches.
    • Competition between siblings for resources is widespread in the broods of altricial birds.
    • Within three days of birth a brood of young may have been led a distance of almost a mile.
    • One family had raised a brood of chicks in mid-July, and they had already grown quite a bit by this time.
    • Specifically, if females respond adaptively to changes in population density, they should produce large broods of small young at low density and small broods of large young at high density.
    • A total of seven males stayed that long and would have successfully hatched their broods.
    • In birds, the competitive ability of chicks within a brood is strongly influenced by their relative size and developmental stage.
    • Increased predation affects the survival of nests and broods immediately after hatching, when the chance of total loss is highest.
  • 2humorous

    (of children)
    prole feminine informal humorous
    • This allows me to strike the work-family balance that I have chosen for myself and my little brood.
    • His five sisters and their broods descend each summer creating an instant barrage of family noise.
    • She is one of a brood of eight, the majority of whom were female.
    • After the grandmother and her brood got off, a little fellow was dropped at a house.
    • Just around the corner from me there is a French infants' school, and the street is clogged with cars each morning as elegant French mothers arrive with their smart little broods.

intransitive verb

  • 1

    • 1.1(reflect)

      she sat brooding on the unfairness of life rumiaba lo injusta que era la vida
      • stop brooding over her/over it deja de amargarte pensando en ella/de darle vueltas al asunto
      • They seemed to be in a serious mood, perhaps brooding on the deteriorating human behaviour that cannot see that he is cutting the same very branch that he is sitting on.
      • Sitting in a pub, brooding on fate's inexplicable blows, he encounters Geoff.
      • ‘The day after the defeat is probably the worst, you start brooding on it, on what went wrong,’ Ford said.
      • Even as they sharpened swords and fitted the armor they had scavenged from the attics of retired soldiers of the village, they brooded over each of those missed opportunities to alter their fate.
      • Later, brooding on what she witnessed, she steps into traffic and is knocked down.
      • But the star had been brooding on his own mortality since the assassination of President John F Kennedy three years earlier.
      • Daniel pondered for a while and brooded over his coffee.
      • Willie O'Dea sat quietly brooding on what might have been.
      • Rather than brooding on the bench, MacMillan studied every pass, tackle, and shot.
      • Where comedy was once light-hearted, it now seems to have turned into the television equivalent of Gordon Brown, a serious figure brooding on the great issues.
      • More than 30 years after the end of the war, Westermann was still brooding on the scenes he'd witnessed in the Pacific.
      • As Cara was brooding on this, she didn't hear someone come up behind her.
      • He sat across from her as she sipped the hot chocolate he'd made while she was brooding on the living room sofa.
      • On March 12 of 2002 Senator Heffernan delivered a speech in the Senate he'd been brooding on for over a year.
      • A severe attack usually coincides with a stinking hangover and can start as early as midday, from whence I will spend the rest of the weekend brooding on the inevitability of Monday morning.
      • He had several more days of work ahead of him in order to study all of the documents Eliot needed, and the more he brooded over it and regretted his hastiness, the more difficult it would be to concentrate on his work.
      • Shortly after the row with Collins Stewart became public, a year ago this weekend, Middleweek was again brooding on his position.
      • I gasped, and ever since I have been brooding on the most tactful way to put it.
      • Her sister was brooding on the bladed gauntlets and their meaning.
      • Well they couldn't waste any time brooding on this because what if someone saw them?

    • 1.2brooding present participleliterary

      (silence/presence) perturbador
      (presence/silence) inquietante

  • 2

    (hen/bird) empollar
    • Females build the nest, incubate eggs, and brood nestlings, but both sexes choose the nest site and feed offspring.
    • After the young hatch, the female broods for 1-2 weeks, and the male continues to provide all food.
    • Incubation lasts 10 to 15 days and the altricial chicks are brooded for about 5 to 6 days after hatching.
    • Just recently, one of the most amazing fossils ever found was announced - an Oviraptor skeleton preserved brooding a clutch of eggs, just like a bird does.
    • All our study birds continued brooding and provisioning their chicks after the removal of telemetry gear.
    • When the young hatch, the female broods and the male hunts.
    • Once the young hatch, the female broods for about three weeks while the male brings food to her and the owlets.
    • Once the young hatch, the female broods for 8-10 days and the male bring food to both the female and the young.
    • The female builds the nest and incubates and broods alone, but both parents feed the chicks, which fledge within 14-16 days of hatching.
    • Once the young hatch, the female broods for about two weeks, and the male brings food to both the female and the young.
    • The eggs are brooded under the tail of the female for about 40 days.
    • When the young hatch, the female broods them and the male brings food.
    • Incubation lasts 10 to 16 days; chicks hatch synchronously and are brooded for about 4 days depending on the weather.
    • Once the young hatch, the female broods them for about a week, and then joins the male in providing food for them.
    • Parents appear to brood newly hatched chicks for only a few days.
    • Many of the birds are already brooding aquamarine eggs, but some are still in the construction phase.
    • Once the young hatch, the female broods while the male continues to bring food.
    • The chicks are virtually naked when they hatch and must be brooded on the parents' feet for about 50 days.
    • In the first few days after the young hatch, the female broods the young almost continuously.
    • Once the 3 to 5 eggs hatch, the female broods for about two weeks.