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main organ of the central nervous system, intellect, mind
smash or crush the skull
that has suffered brain death; (Slang) very stupid
Brain Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
  
(v. t.)
To conceive; to understand.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.
  
(n.)
The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
  
(n.)
The affections; fancy; imagination.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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brain
\brain\ (&?;), n. [oe. brain, brein, as. bragen, br?gen; akin to lg. br?gen, bregen, d. brein, and perh. to gr. &?;, the upper part of head, if &?; =&?;. ?95.]
1. (anat.) 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.
note: in the brain of man the cerebral lobes, or largest part of the forebrain, are enormously developed so as to overhang the cerebellum, the great lobe of the hindbrain, and completely cover the lobes of the midbrain. the surface of the cerebrum is divided into irregular ridges, or convolutions, separated by grooves (the so-called fissures and sulci), and the two hemispheres are connected at the bottom of the longitudinal fissure by a great transverse band of nervous matter, the corpus callosum, while the two halves of the cerebellum are connected on the under side of the brain by the bridge, or pons varolii.
2. (zo?l.) the anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
3. the organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding. " my brain is too dull." w. scott.
note: in this sense, often used in the plural.
4. the affections; fancy; imagination. [r.]


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ENGLISH IDIOMS 2.EDITION
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English Idioms WM 1.3a
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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English Phonetics

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Emenydd = n. the brain
Ymenydd = n. the brain
The Devil's Dictionary
Brain, (n.)

An apparatus with which we think what we think. That which distinguishes the man who is content to "be" something from the man who wishes to "do" something. A man of great wealth, or one who has been pitchforked into high station, has commonly such a headful of brain that his neighbors cannot keep their hats on. In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, brain is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
  
The Devil's Dictionary, by Ambrose Bierce, 1911 (About)
Shakespeare Words
to think of
Anagram
bairn
Australian Slang
1. highly intelligent or well-informed person; 2. (pl.) intelligence; 3. hit someone hard, especially about the head; cuff: "If you do that again I'll brain you!"
stupid; moronic; mentally exhausted
strongly effected by drug-taking
group of people engaged in nutting out a problem, or employed to think of strategies, plans, etc.
stupid person
fool
fool
foolish
idiot
completely stupid; idiotic
be strongly affected by a psychoactive drug
have sex with (someone) energetically
be extremely stupid
smb. is thick as a brick
smb. is very stupid
stupid
stupid
no time
question (someone) in order to gain information in an area or subject that they are very knowledgeable in
person lacking intelligence
be heavily under the influence of drugs or alcohol
dumb or stupid to the extreme
expression of utter contempt
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
to hit on the head:"If you don't tidy your room now, I'll brain you"
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
(synonym) encephalon
(hypernym) neural structure
(part-holonym) head, caput
(part-meronym) circle of Willis
2. mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
(synonym) brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit
(hypernym) intelligence
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"
(synonym) mind, head, psyche, nous
(hypernym) cognition, knowledge, noesis
(hyponym) noddle
4. someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"
(synonym) genius, mastermind, Einstein
(hypernym) intellectual, intellect
(hyponym) prodigy
5. the brain of certain animals used as meat
(hypernym) variety meat, organs
(hyponym) calf's brain

Verb
1. hit on the head
(hypernym) hit
(derivation) encephalon
2. kill by smashing someone's skull
(hypernym) kill
(derivation) encephalon
Brain Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Phobia
Fear of brain disease
Dream Dictionary
To see your own brain in a dream, denotes uncongenial surroundings will irritate and dwarf you into an unpleasant companion. To see the brains of animals, foretells that you will suffer mental trouble.

If you eat them, you will gain knowledge, and profit unexpectedly.
  
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Brain Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Bring Researchers on Advanced Communication to Industry and Network
Brain Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfish do not have a brain, even if diffuse neural tissue is present. It is located in the head, usually close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. In a typical human the cerebral cortex (the largest part) is estimated to contain 15–33 billion neurons, each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons communicate with one another by means of long protoplasmic fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells.

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A brain is a biological organ.

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Brainfuck is an esoteric programming language noted for its extreme minimalism. The language consists of only eight simple commands and an instruction pointer. It is a Turing tarpit, designed to challenge and amuse programmers, and was not made to be suitable for practical use. It was created in 1993 by Urban Müller.

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Brain Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Cocktails
1 shot Peachtree Schnapps
1/2 shot grenedine (bloody brain)
1 shot Baileys

Proceedure: Over the back of a spoon pour some Baileys into a shot glass of Peachtree Schnapps.
2 shots strawberry schnapps
1/2 shot Bailey's Irish Cream
1 dash grenadine
Pour schnapps into lowball glass. Pour Baileys right in the middle of the schnapps. Add grenadine. The Bailey's should clump in the bottom, like a brain and the rest should resemble blood, hence the name.
1 shot Peachtree Schnapps or Blueberry Schnapps
Pour some Irish Cream on top
Grenadine or Cherry Liqueur

Proceedure: Over the back of a spoon pour some Baileys into a shot glass of Peachtree Schnapps, but pour grenadine down a stirrer through the Irish Cream in several places to form tendrals.
Brain Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
shi'nahp (TGV); shad (MGV)
English - Klingon
n. QoghIj - organ
n. yab - mind
Brain Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Rakefet
Brain The anatomy of the brain is very complex, and the organ as a whole can be considered under two main aspects:
1) in relation to consciousness, thought, and memory; and
2) in relation to functional activities stimulated by nerve currents to the various organs, muscles, etc. It is in reference to consciousness that Blavatsky states that "Occultism tells us that every atom, like the monad of Leibnitz, is a little universe in itself; and that every organ and cell in the human body is endowed with a brain of its own, with memory, therefore, experience and discriminative powers" (Studies in Occultism 100; BCW 12:134). Pirogoff, Liebig, and others are quoted in support of the view that memory is related to the bodily organs in general and not wholly to the brain. The brain is the registering organ of memory, not memory itself. The memories of terrestrial experiences -- those pertaining to the lower mind -- arise in the bodily organs pertaining to it, and are transmitted to the structure of the brain, where they are registered in the kama-manasic consciousness. But the finer particles of the brain cannot be so reached, for the brain in this sense is the organ of a higher noetic mind. The higher mind does not act directly on the bodily organs, but through the mediation of the lower mind.Thus it is the personal ego "catches occasional glimpses of that which is beyond the senses of man, and transmits them to certain brain cells (unknown to science in their functions), thus making of man a Seer, a soothsayer, and a prophet . . ." (Studies in Occultism 89; BCW 12:367).
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Brain Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
The brain is that portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer and distributor of information for the body. It has two (right and left) halves called "hemispheres."