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Definition of Brain

Brain

  1. 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.
  2. The anterior or cephalic ganglion in insects and other invertebrates.
  3. The organ or seat of intellect; hence, the understanding.
  4. The affections; fancy; imagination.
  5. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to defeat.
  6. To conceive; to understand.

Brain Quotations

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda

I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells. - Dr. Seuss
I like nonsense; it wakes up the brain cells.
Dr. Seuss

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama

All science requires mathematics. The knowledge of mathematical things is almost innate in us. This is the easiest of sciences, a fact which is obvious in that no one's brain rejects it; for laymen and people who are utterly illiterate know how to count and reckon.
Roger Bacon

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
Dr. Seuss
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Brain Translations

brain in Afrikaans is brein
brain in Danish is hjerne
brain in Dutch is hersenen, brein, hersens
brain in Finnish is aivot
brain in French is cervelle, cerveau
brain in German is Gehirn, Gehirn [im Plural: Verstand], Hirn
brain in Italian is cervello
brain in Norwegian is hjerne
brain in Spanish is cerebro, cerebral
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