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Definition of 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

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.
Leonardo da Vinci

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

Smoking is hateful to the nose, harmful to the brain, and dangerous to the lungs.
King James I

I'm crazy, I'm nuts. Just the way my brain works. I'm not normal. I think differently.
Justin Bieber
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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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