Definition for brained (2 of 2)
- the controlling or guiding mechanism in a computer, robot, pacemaker, etc.
- the part of a computer system for coordination or guidance, as of a missile.
verb (used with object)
Origin of brain
Related formsbrain·like, adjectivesu·per·brain, noun
Examples from the Web for brained
The Republican Party seems to have been brained by a heavy cloud followed by an equally heavy sky-blue shape.
He was stabbed by the cook, cudgelled by the crew, brained by the mate, and shot by the captain.Jack in the Forecastle|John Sherburne Sleeper
Surely he had not come thus near success to suffer his splendid Yankee captain to be brained there before his eyes.
You may be sure I was inside in a moment, and I brained the savage with the butt of a pistol.The Rover of the Andes|R.M. Ballantyne
I hated that keeper so't I could have brained him joyfully any minute.
"If knuckles could do it, I should have brained him, sir," said Robert.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for brained
Word Origin for brain
Medicine definitions for brained
Science definitions for brained
Culture definitions for brained
The central organ in the nervous system, protected by the skull. The brain consists of the medulla, which sends signals from the spinal cord to the rest of the brain and also controls the autonomic nervous system; the pons, a mass of nerve fibers connected to the medulla; the cerebellum, which controls balance and coordination; and the cerebrum, the outer layer of which, the cerebral cortex, is the location of memory, sight, speech, and other higher functions.
The cerebrum contains two hemispheres (the left hemisphere and the right hemisphere), each of which controls different functions. In general, the right hemisphere controls the left side of the body and such functions as spatial perception, whereas the left hemisphere controls the right side of the body and functions such as speech.
Under the cerebral cortex are the thalamus, the main relay center between the medulla and the cerebrum; and the hypothalamus, which controls blood pressure, body temperature, hunger, thirst, sex drive, and other visceral functions.
Idioms and Phrases with brained
In addition to the idioms beginning with brain
- brain drain
- brain someone
- brain trust
- beat one's brains out
- blow one's brains out
- on one's mind (the brain)
- pick someone's brains
- rack one's brains