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Brain vs. Bruin

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Brainnoun

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.

Bruinnoun

A folk name for a bear, especially the brown bear, Ursus arctos.

Brainnoun

(informal) An intelligent person.

‘She was a total brain.’;

Bruinnoun

A bear; - so called in popular tales and fables.

Brainnoun

(plurale tantum) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.

‘He is the brains behind the scheme.’;

Bruinnoun

a conventional name for a bear used in tales following usage in the old epic `Reynard the Fox'

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Brainnoun

(in the plural) Intellect.

‘She has a lot of brains.’;

Bruinnoun

large ferocious bear of Eurasia

Brainnoun

(in the singular) An intellectual or mental capacity.

‘Gerald always acts like he doesn't have a brain.’;

Bruinnoun

a name for a bear, especially in children's fables.

Brainnoun

By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.

‘The computer's brain is capable of millions of calculations a second.’;

Brainnoun

oral sex

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Brainverb

(transitive) To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.

Brainverb

To strike (someone) on the head.

Brainverb

To destroy; to put an end to.

Brainverb

To conceive in the mind; to understand.

Brainnoun

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.

Brainnoun

The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.

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Brainnoun

The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding; as, use your brains.

Brainnoun

The affections; fancy; imagination.

Brainnoun

a very intelligent person.

Brainnoun

the controlling electronic mechanism for a robot, guided missile, computer, or other device exhibiting some degree of self-regulation.

Brainverb

To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains.

‘There thou mayst brain him.’; ‘It was the swift celerity of the death . . . That brained my purpose.’;

Brainverb

To conceive; to understand.

‘'T is still a dream, or else such stuff as madmenTongue, and brain not.’;

Brainnoun

that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

Brainnoun

mental ability;

‘he's got plenty of brains but no common sense’;

Brainnoun

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’;

Brainnoun

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;

‘Mozart was a child genius’; ‘he's smart but he's no Einstein’;

Brainnoun

the brain of certain animals used as meat

Brainverb

hit on the head

Brainverb

kill by smashing someone's skull

Brain

A brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals. It is located in the head, usually close to the sensory organs for senses such as vision.

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