brain

[ breyn ]
/ breɪn /

noun

verb (used with object)

to smash the skull of.
Slang. to hit or bang (someone) on the head.

Idioms for brain

Origin of brain

First recorded before 1000; Middle English; Old English bræg(e)n, bregen; cognate with Low German brägen, Dutch brein; akin to Greek brégma; see bregma

synonym study for brain

3. See mind.

OTHER WORDS FROM brain

brainlike, adjectivesu·per·brain, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for brain

brain
/ (breɪn) /

noun

verb (tr)

to smash the skull of
slang to hit hard on the head

Word Origin for brain

Old English brægen; related to Old Frisian brein, Middle Low German bregen, Greek brekhmos forehead
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Medical definitions for brain

brain
[ brān ]

n.

The portion of the central nervous system that is enclosed within the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receiving and interpreting sensory impulses, and transmitting information to the muscles and body organs. It is also the seat of consciousness, thought, memory, and emotion.encephalon
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Scientific definitions for brain

brain
[ brān ]

The part of the nervous system in vertebrates that is enclosed within the skull, is connected with the spinal cord, and is composed of gray matter and white matter. It is the control center of the central nervous system, receiving sensory impulses from the rest of the body and transmitting motor impulses for the regulation of voluntary movement. The brain also contains the centers of consciousness, thought, language, memory, and emotion. See more at brainstem cerebellum cerebrum.
A bundle of nerves in many invertebrate animals that is similar to the vertebrate brain in function and position.
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Cultural definitions for brain

brain

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Idioms and Phrases with brain

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