Definitions of brain

  1. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
  2. To conceive; to understand.
  3. To dash out the brains of.
  4. To dash out the brains.
  5. kill by smashing someone's skull
  6. To kill by dashing out the brains.
  7. that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
  8. mental ability; " he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
  9. the brain of certain animals used as meat
  10. 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.
  11. The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
  12. The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.
  13. The affections; fancy; imagination.
  14. The soft whitish mass of nerve tissue occupying the skull, forming the center of the nervous system; the seat of consciousness and will; hence, often in the plural, understanding; power of mind.
  15. The mass of nervous matter contained in the skull: the seat of the intellect and of sensation: the intellect.
  16. The nervous matter in the skull; the intellect.
  17. That part of the central nervous system that is within the skull; hence, mind; intellect; often in the plural.
  18. The soft whitish mass enclosed in the skull, which is the centre of the nervous system and the seat of sensation, perception, consciousness, and will; the understanding; fancy; imagination.
  19. A soft whitish mass inclosed in the skull of man or animals, in which the spinal marrow and all the nerves terminate; the understanding; imagination.
  20. The centre of the nervous system; the mass of nervous matter in vertebrates at the anterior end of the spinal cord, lying in the skull; in invertebrates, the supraoesophageal or suprapharyngeal ganglia.
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