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English

Etymology

From Middle English brayn, brain, from Old English bræġn (brain), from Proto-Germanic *bragną (brain), from Proto-Indo-European *mregʰnom (skull, brain), from Proto-Indo-European *mregʰ- (marrow, sinciput) + *men- (mind, to think). Cognate with Scots braine, brane (brain), North Frisian brayen, brein (brain), Saterland Frisian Brainge (brain), West Frisian brein (brain), Dutch brein (brain), Low German Brägen, Bregen (brain) (whence German Bregen (animal brain)), Ancient Greek βρεχμός (brekhmós, front part of the skull, top of the head).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: brān, IPA(key): /bɹeɪn/
  • Homophone: brane
  • Rhymes: -eɪn

Noun

brain (plural brains)

  1. The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
    Synonyms: harns; see also Thesaurus:brain
  2. (informal) An intelligent person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:genius
    1. (plural only) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.
  3. (in the plural) Intellect.
    • 2008 Quaker Action (magazine) Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers, Fall 2008, Vol. 89, No. 3, p. 8:
      “We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed,” says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC’s Immigrants’ Voice Program in Des Moines.
    1. (in the singular) An intellectual or mental capacity.
  4. By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.
  5. (slang, vulgar) Oral sex.
    • 2012, Mack Maine featuring Turk and Mystikal, I’m On It
      You said I got brain from your dame in the range
      In the passing lane
      But you really ain’t got no proof
  6. (informal, slang) Mind.
  7. A loose compartment of a backpack that straps on over the top opening.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • (brain lobes) brain lobe; frontal lobe, occipital lobe, parietal lobe, temporal lobe (Category: en:Brain)

Verb

brain (third-person singular simple present brains, present participle braining, simple past and past participle brained)

  1. (transitive) To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.
  2. (transitive, slang) To strike (someone) on the head.
  3. (transitive, figuratively) To destroy; to put an end to.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To conceive in the mind; to understand.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:brain.

Translations

Further reading

  • brain on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • Barin, Brian, Rabin, abrin, bairn, brian

Irish

Noun

brain m

  1. inflection of bran:
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative/dative plural

Mutation


Middle English

Noun

brain

  1. Alternative form of brayn

Old Irish

Alternative forms

  • broin

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /branʲ/

Noun

brain m

  1. inflection of bran:
    1. vocative/genitive singular
    2. nominative plural

Mutation


Welsh

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /brai̯n/

Noun

brain m pl

  1. plural of brân

Mutation


English

Etymology

brain +‎ power

Noun

brainpower (usually uncountable, plural brainpowers)

  1. Mental ability; intelligence.
  2. Intelligent people considered as a group. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

Translations


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