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Brain (IPA: /ˈbɹeɪn/)


Brain (n.)

The whitish mass of soft matter (the center of the nervous system, and the seat of consciousness and volition) which is inclosed in the cartilaginous or bony cranium of vertebrate animals. It is simply the anterior termination of the spinal cord, and is developed from three embryonic vesicles, whose cavities are connected with the central canal of the cord; the cavities of the vesicles become the central cavities, or ventricles, and the walls thicken unequally and become the three segments, the fore-, mid-, and hind-brain.

Brain (n.)

The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.

Brain (n.)

The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.

Brain (n.)

The affections; fancy; imagination.

Brain (v. t.)

To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.

Brain (v. t.)

To conceive; to understand.

Brain

Organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals

Brain

Animal brain as food

Brain

Computer virus

Brain

Commune in Côte-d'Or, France

Brain

Television series

Example Sentence (Quote)

" (To her dog) Get back, you brain damaged bag of bones, or I'll have you gassed!" - Beaches (film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Investigating Chuck's head] What a remarkable brain you must have. An incision here and here, it should pop right out!" - Planet 51

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [Watching Otis approaching the hideout] It's amazing that brain can generate enough power to keep those legs moving." - Superman (1978 film)

Example Sentence (Quote)

" [wearing the rocket boots] Gary, turn off your brain and hang on!" - Escape From Planet Earth

Example Sentence (Quote)

"A brain of feathers, and a heart of lead." - The Dunciad


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