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Noun: brain  breyn
  1. That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centres; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
    - encephalon
     
  2. Mental ability
    "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense";
    - brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit, smarts [N. Amer, Austral]
     
  3. That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason
    "his brain wandered";
    - mind, head, psyche, nous
     
  4. Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    - genius, mastermind, brainiac [N. Amer], Einstein, brainbox [Brit], smart cookie [N. Amer]
     
  5. The brain of certain animals used as meat
Verb: brain  breyn
  1. Hit on the head
     
  2. Kill by smashing someone's skull

Derived forms: brained, brains, braining

Type of: cognition, hit, intellect, intellectual, intelligence, kill, knowledge, neural structure, noesis, organs, variety meat

Part of: caput, central nervous system, CNS, head, systema nervosum centrale

Encyclopedia: Brain, Côte-d'Or