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English noun: brain

1. brain (body) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord


Synonymsencephalon


Broader (hypernym)neural structure


Part holonymarteria communicans, brain cell, brain stem, brain-stem, brainstem, circle of Willis, communicating artery, forebrain, hindbrain, mesencephalon, midbrain, neencephalon, neoencephalon, prosencephalon, rhombencephalon, ventricle


Part meronymcaput, central nervous system, CNS, head, systema nervosum centrale

2. brain (cognition) mental ability


SamplesHe's got plenty of brains but no common sense.


Synonymsbrainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit


Broader (hypernym)intelligence

3. brain (cognition) that which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason


SamplesHis mind wandered.
I couldn't get his words out of my head.


Synonymshead, mind, nous, psyche


Broader (hypernym)cognition, knowledge, noesis


Narrower (hyponym)ego, noddle, subconscious, subconscious mind, tabula rasa, unconscious, unconscious mind

4. brain (person) someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality


SamplesMozart was a child genius.
He's smart but he's no Einstein.


Synonymsbrainiac, Einstein, genius, mastermind


Broader (hypernym)intellect, intellectual


Narrower (hyponym)prodigy

5. brain (food) the brain of certain animals used as meat


Broader (hypernym)organs, variety meat


Narrower (hyponym)calf's brain


English verb: brain

1. brain (contact) hit on the head


ExamplesThe fighter managed to brain his opponent


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hit

2. brain (contact) kill by smashing someone's skull


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)kill









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