Definitions of brain

  1. hit on the head
  2. that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
  3. that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; " his mind wandered"; " I couldn't get his words out of my head"
  4. mental ability; " he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
  5. the brain of certain animals used as meat
  6. kill by smashing someone's skull
  7. someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; " Mozart was a child genius"; " he's smart but he's no Einstein"
  8. 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.
  9. The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
  10. The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.
  11. The affections; fancy; imagination.
  12. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
  13. To conceive; to understand.
  14. The part of the central nervous system contained within the cranium, comprising the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. It is derived from the anterior part of the embryonic neural tube.
  15. 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.
  16. To dash out the brains of.
  17. Cerebrum, the mass of nervous matter within the cranium.
  18. The mass of nervous matter contained in the skull: the seat of the intellect and of sensation: the intellect.
  19. The nervous matter in the skull; the intellect.
  20. To dash out the brains.
  21. That part of the central nervous system that is within the skull; hence, mind; intellect; often in the plural.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. To kill by dashing out the brains.
  25. 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.

Antonyms for brain

dodo, loon, beast, nut, simpleness, cluck, ninny, golem, lump, dunderhead, lowbrow, philistine, know nothing, yahoo, Ninnyhammer, donkey, dim bulb, knucklehead, clod, dummkopf, pinhead, fatuity, goose, skunk, denseness, dullard, palooka, chowderhead, ratbag, cretin, gawk, goof, goon, noodle, illiterate, berk, schlub, creep, imbecile, heel, featherhead, louse, nutcase, anti-intellectual, numskull, Noddy, prat, idiocy, simpleton, Git, stupidity, half-wit, moron, senselessness, nimrod, turkey, density, matter, dummy, doltishness, slowness, lubber, lout, woodenhead, ignoramus, dumbbell, dunce, nitwit, clot, birdbrain, dumbhead, ding-dong, imbecility, Mooncalf, dullness, dum-dum, foolishness, Stupe, Chucklehead, doofus, saphead, SIMP, brawn, hammerhead, cur, snake, dimwit, Charlie, nincompoop, jerk, cad, Mome, lug, airhead, mug, clown, materialist, dingbat, schnook, bubblehead, clodhopper, meathead, hulk, deadhead, Clodpoll, boor, churl, feeblemindedness, dolt, loggerhead, booby, fool, oaf, thickhead, yo-yo, nit, clunk, dork, mutt, body, stinker, blockhead, Hardhead, ding-a-ling, lunkhead, dopiness, fathead, dumbness.

Quotes of brain

  1. I do not have a brain that I long for in dealing with matters of which I am ignorant, that don't come within my ken and a rationale, a reason, and argument and so on, and I can't do that and I'm not in that bracket at all. – Richard Attenborough
  2. I have a theory about the human mind. A brain is a lot like a computer. It will only take so many facts, and then it will go on overload and blow up. – Erma Bombeck
  3. When you tell an Iowan a joke, you can see a kind of race going on between his brain and his expression. – Bill Bryson
  4. In reality, everyone is good in bed. Close eyes. Shutdown brain Pause as necessary. Restart brain Open eyes. What's there to not be good at? Bed is the one place where laziness is rewarded. – John Dobbin
  5. Young kids are doing the same thing I did, but they're doing it differently. They don't do brain surgery the way they used to do it either. – Tom T. Hall
  6. Cult recruiting methods based on dosing victims with the brain chemicals released during capture bonding would make cults even more of a problem than they are now. – Keith Henson
  7. Cheap labor is not going to be the way we compete in the United States. It's going to be brain power. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
  8. I'm tired of trying to get other people to see into my brain I'm done. – Todd McFarlane
  9. I think it's so important to keep learning and keep your brain active. – Beverley Mitchell
  10. In a prime -time address, President Bush said he backed limited federal funding for stem cell research. That's right, the President said, this is a quote, the research could help cure brain diseases like Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and whatever it is I have. – Conan O'Brien
  11. If only we could pull out our brain and use only our eyes. – Pablo Picasso
  12. I saw that all beings are fated to happiness: action is not life, but a way of wasting some force, an enervation. Morality is the weakness of the brain – Arthur Rimbaud
  13. Cultivate the frontal portion of her brain as much as that of man is cultivated, and she will stand his equal at least. Even now, where her mind has been called out at all, her intellect is as bright, as capacious, and as powerful as his. – Ernestine Rose
  14. I used to want to be a lawyer, but I didn't want to have half my brain sucked out. – Max Walker
  15. My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery- always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What's this passion for? – Virginia Woolf

Usage examples for brain

  1. " I have hands and a heart and a brain as good as Simone's. – The God of Love by Justin Huntly McCarthy
  2. Her brain is second only to her heart! – Warlock o' Glenwarlock by George MacDonald
  3. Even in that moment, Kate's whirling brain did Channing justice. – Kildares of Storm by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  4. I'm glad I have one pupil who knows how to use his brain – Four Little Blossoms at Oak Hill School by Mabel C. Hawley
  5. More brain O Lord, more brain – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. His heart was soft, and his brain all that was wanted for his own purposes. – Delia Blanchflower by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  7. Say, what do you want to do- brain us?" – The Boy Scouts On The Range by Lieut. Howard Payson
  8. Besides, the connection between Biff's ears and his brain was never very good. – Peter A Novel of Which He is Not the Hero by F. Hopkinson Smith
  9. If you only start his brain half- working it's worth a couple of normal ones under full head. – The Lash by Olin L. Lyman
  10. I don't know whether it's water on the brain or what it is. – The-Circus-Boys-on-the-Flying-Rings-or-Making-the-Start-in-the-Sawdust-Life by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  11. The sun was right before him, but the letters were in the sun, and the sun in his brain – Callista by John Henry Cardinal Newman
  12. I don't want to suffer from brain fag. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  13. The human brain does its best work, he says, when men are happy. – The So-called Human Race by Bert Leston Taylor
  14. The thought shot through her brain What am I doing here? – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  15. Yes, those are called brain stone or brain coral. – The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  16. The questions which had filled his brain for the last five days were answered now. – The Love Affairs of Pixie by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
  17. The coming of Napoleon had a strange effect on the tutor's brain – Napoleon's Young Neighbor by Helen Leah Reed
  18. Suddenly his dazed brain cleared. – Northern Diamonds by Frank Lillie Pollock
  19. The one thought in his miserable brain was his sister. – Thomas Wingfold, Curate by George MacDonald
  20. The sentence remained in his brain in lit letters. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort

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