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brain

noun (n)

  • that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord (noun.body)
    Synonym: encephalon
    source: wordnet30
  • mental ability (noun.cognition)
    Example:
    He's got plenty of brains but no common sense.
    source: wordnet30
  • that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: head, mind, nous, psyche
    source: wordnet30
  • someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • the brain of certain animals used as meat (noun.food)
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • hit on the head (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • kill by smashing someone's skull (verb.contact)
    source: wordnet30
  • To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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