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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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To conceive; to understand. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To dash out the brains of. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To dash out the brains. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  5. kill by smashing someone's skull Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. To kill by dashing out the brains. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  7. that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the brain of certain animals used as meat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The affections; fancy; imagination. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The mass of nervous matter contained in the skull: the seat of the intellect and of sensation: the intellect. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. The nervous matter in the skull; the intellect. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. That part of the central nervous system that is within the skull; hence, mind; intellect; often in the plural. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  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. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.

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Usage examples for brain

  1. 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.
  2. The sentence remained in his brain in lit letters. – Red Fleece by Will Levington Comfort
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