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I'm a fairly ascetic person. And I do most of my writing at night. You don't get distracted, your brain goes into what you are writing about, into the world you're writing about, rather than into the world you're in.
Caleb Carr

Meaning of "brain" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD BRAIN

Old English brægen; related to Old Frisian brein, Middle Low German bregen, Greek brekhmos forehead.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF BRAIN

brain  [breɪn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BRAIN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Brain is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb brain in English.

WHAT DOES BRAIN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

brain

Brain

The brain is an organ that serves as the center of the nervous system in all vertebrate and most invertebrate animals—only a few invertebrates such as sponges, jellyfish, adult sea squirts and starfish do not have a brain, even if diffuse neural tissue is present. It is located in the head, usually close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste, and smell. The brain is the most complex organ in a vertebrate's body. In a typical human, the cerebral cortex is estimated to contain 15–33 billion neurons, each connected by synapses to several thousand other neurons. These neurons communicate with one another by means of long protoplasmic fibers called axons, which carry trains of signal pulses called action potentials to distant parts of the brain or body targeting specific recipient cells. Physiologically, the function of the brain is to exert centralized control over the other organs of the body. The brain acts on the rest of the body both by generating patterns of muscle activity and by driving the secretion of chemicals called hormones. This centralized control allows rapid and coordinated responses to changes in the environment.

Definition of brain in the English dictionary

The first definition of brain in the dictionary is the soft convoluted mass of nervous tissue within the skull of vertebrates that is the controlling and coordinating centre of the nervous system and the seat of thought, memory, and emotion. It includes the cerebrum, brainstem, and cerebellum Technical name: encephalon related adjectives cerebral encephalic. Other definition of brain is the main neural bundle or ganglion of certain invertebrates. Brain is also intellectual ability.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO BRAIN

PRESENT

Present
I brain
you brain
he/she/it brains
we brain
you brain
they brain
Present continuous
I am braining
you are braining
he/she/it is braining
we are braining
you are braining
they are braining
Present perfect
I have brained
you have brained
he/she/it has brained
we have brained
you have brained
they have brained
Present perfect continuous
I have been braining
you have been braining
he/she/it has been braining
we have been braining
you have been braining
they have been braining
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I brained
you brained
he/she/it brained
we brained
you brained
they brained
Past continuous
I was braining
you were braining
he/she/it was braining
we were braining
you were braining
they were braining
Past perfect
I had brained
you had brained
he/she/it had brained
we had brained
you had brained
they had brained
Past perfect continuous
I had been braining
you had been braining
he/she/it had been braining
we had been braining
you had been braining
they had been braining
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will brain
you will brain
he/she/it will brain
we will brain
you will brain
they will brain
Future continuous
I will be braining
you will be braining
he/she/it will be braining
we will be braining
you will be braining
they will be braining
Future perfect
I will have brained
you will have brained
he/she/it will have brained
we will have brained
you will have brained
they will have brained
Future perfect continuous
I will have been braining
you will have been braining
he/she/it will have been braining
we will have been braining
you will have been braining
they will have been braining
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would brain
you would brain
he/she/it would brain
we would brain
you would brain
they would brain
Conditional continuous
I would be braining
you would be braining
he/she/it would be braining
we would be braining
you would be braining
they would be braining
Conditional perfect
I would have brain
you would have brain
he/she/it would have brain
we would have brain
you would have brain
they would have brain
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been braining
you would have been braining
he/she/it would have been braining
we would have been braining
you would have been braining
they would have been braining
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you brain
we let´s brain
you brain
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to brain
Past participle
brained
Present Participle
braining
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BRAIN


all-terrain
ˌɔːltəˈreɪn
Bahrain
bɑːˈreɪn
Bahrein
bɑːˈreɪn
constrain
kənˈstreɪn
crane
kreɪn
drain
dreɪn
drivetrain
ˈdraɪvˌtreɪn
grain
ɡreɪn
Lorraine
lɒˈreɪn
membrane
ˈmɛmbreɪn
migraine
ˈmiːɡreɪn
powertrain
ˈpaʊərˌtreɪn
rain
reɪn
refrain
rɪˈfreɪn
reign
reɪn
rein
reɪn
strain
streɪn
terrain
təˈreɪn
train
treɪn
Ukraine
juːˈkreɪn

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BRAIN

braillist
brain candy
brain cell
brain coral
brain damage
brain death
brain drain
brain fever
brain fingerprinting
brain gain
brain haemorrhage
brain scan
brain scanner
brain surgeon
brain trust
brain tumour
brain up
brain wave
brain-damaged
brain-fever bird

WORDS THAT END LIKE BRAIN

acid rain
bullet train
down the drain
entrain
express train
freight train
gear train
grosgrain
ingrain
Lorrain
mail train
on the brain
scatterbrain
softening of the brain
souterrain
sprain
steam train
wagon train
water on the brain
woodgrain

Synonyms and antonyms of brain in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «BRAIN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «brain» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of brain

Translation of «brain» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BRAIN

Find out the translation of brain to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of brain from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «brain» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

头脑
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cerebro
570 millions of speakers

English

brain
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मस्तिष्क
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

دِمَاغ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мозг
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

cérebro
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মস্তিষ্ক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

cerveau
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

otak
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gehirn
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Otak
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

não
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மூளை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मेंदू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

beyin
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cervello
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mózg
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мозок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

creier
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

εγκέφαλος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

brein
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hjärna
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hjerne
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of brain

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAIN»

The term «brain» is very widely used and occupies the 4.279 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BRAIN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «brain» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «brain» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about brain

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «BRAIN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word brain.
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Jeff Ament
I get lost in my right brain, especially in creative things.
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Eva Amurri
I actually wanted to be an astronaut, but I don't have a mathematical brain.
3
Marco Arment
Programmers work in bursts of productivity. Then, they let the brain rest and get back into it. A lot about the office world is not a great fit for me.
4
Michael Azerrad
When you're writing, you're only a brain and some fingers, but drumming, you're involving all four limbs, and you're hearing stuff and you're converting your ideas into physical motions, getting physical feedback from things you are touching - it's pretty cool. It's a really a nice contrast to writing.
5
Bernard Beckett
The Idea enters the brain from the outside. It rearranges the furniture to make it more to its liking. It finds other Ideas already in residence, and picks fights or forms alliances. The alliances build new structures, to defend themselves against intruders.
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Steve Berry
I'm a morning person because I learned to write my novels while still practicing law. I would get to the office at 6:30 a.m. and write until other people arrived, around 9. Now I still do that. I start at 6:30 or 7, and I'll write until 11, then take an hour off, then work until about 2 p.m. By then my brain has had enough.
7
Aloe Blacc
In school, I studied psychology, linguistics, neuroscience. I understand that there is a real lack of respect for the brain.
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Tony Buzan
I used to take formal notes in lines of blue, and underline the key words in red, and I realised I needed only the key words and the idea. Then to bring in connections, I drew arrows and put in images and codes. It was a picture outside my head of what was inside my head - 'mind map' is the language my brain spoke.
9
Caleb Carr
I'm a fairly ascetic person. And I do most of my writing at night. You don't get distracted, your brain goes into what you are writing about, into the world you're writing about, rather than into the world you're in.
10
Misha Collins
For me, to be perfectly honest, the part of my brain that was stimulated by directing was much more exciting than a typical day of acting.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BRAIN»

Discover the use of brain in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to brain and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching Teaching by ...
Examines how current knowledge about the human brain and its interactions with the senses and the physical world can influence the practice of teaching.
James Ellwood Zull, 2002
2
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph ...
Using these marvelous stories to probe mysteries of the body, emotion, love, sex, culture, and education, Dr. Doidge has written an immensely moving, inspiring book that will permanently alter the way we look at our brains, human nature, ...
Norman Doidge M.D., 2007
3
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness
In a swift and breathtaking narrative, Susannah tells the astonishing true story of her descent into madness, her family’s inspiring faith in her, and the lifesaving diagnosis that nearly didn’t happen. “A fascinating look at the ...
Susannah Cahalan, 2012
4
Brain
Describes the different parts of the brain and how the brain makes the body's different systems work together smoothly.
Shannon Caster, 2010
5
This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession
A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks and David Byrne, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.
Daniel J. Levitin, 2006
6
Brain
Both of them suspected that something was wrong--terribly wrong--in the great medical research center where they worked. Both of them wondered why a beautiful young woman had died on the operating table and her brain secretly removed.
Robin Cook, 1982
7
The Tell-Tale Brain: A Neuroscientist's Quest for What Makes ...
"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers ...
V. S. Ramachandran, 2011
8
Arts with the Brain in Mind
Explains how to use musical, visual, and kinesthetic arts to enhance brain development, develop thinking skills, and make classrooms more positive and inclusive.
Eric Jensen, 2001
9
World's 200 Hardest Brain Teasers: Mind-Boggling Puzzles, ...
From acclaimed author Dr. Gary Gruber, whose proven critical-thinking methods have sold more than seven million books, this collection of mind-bending brain teasers is sure to challenge even the most experienced problem solver.
Gary R. Gruber, 2010
10
The Female Brain
In this groundbreaking book, Dr Louann Brizendine describes the uniquely flexible structure of the female brain and its constant, dynamic state of change - the key difference that separates it from that of the male - and reveals how women ...
Louann Brizendine, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BRAIN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term brain is used in the context of the following news items.
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Brain Science Explains This 22-Year-Old's Tragic Death by Fireworks
“The frontal lobes of the brain help people to stop (or inhibit) behaviors that have been engaged by the motivational system,” Markman explains ... «Yahoo Health, Jul 15»
2
Depression makes your brain smaller – study
Persistent depression shrinks the human brain's center responsible for emotions and memory that might lead to changes in a person's behavior ... «RT, Jul 15»
3
Near-death experience and long-term brain changes - CBS News
fMRI from study "Brain scans of passengers who experienced nightmare flight" published in the journal Clinical Pyschological Science June 24, ... «CBS News, Jul 15»
4
Jumping to conclusions? Studying the shortcuts our brain takes - CBC
A research participant wears an EEG (electroencephalography) net that measures brain activity while looking at images or words. (Laurentian ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
5
Could this new online game help train your brain to lose weight …
Scientists have created an online brain training game that they say can help you lose weight. The researchers claim the computer game, which ... «WalesOnline, Jul 15»
6
Aurora Cinema Massacre Suspect's 'Brain Shrank' - Sky News
The court hears an MRI report days before the trial began indicated a decrease in the 27-year-old's brain volume. 22:52, UK, Monday 06 July ... «Sky News, Jul 15»
7
Recovered brain injury patient takes on swimming challenge for life …
It took sheer determination, but recovering brain injury patient Rosemary Reynolds is ready to take on a sponsored swim for the charity which ... «Get Bucks, Jul 15»
8
Brain imaging shows how children inherit their parents' anxiety
"Over-activity of these three brain regions are inherited brain alterations that are directly linked to the later life risk to develop anxiety and ... «University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jul 15»
9
New Brain-Like Computer May Solve World's Most Complex Math …
A new computer prototype called a "memcomputer" works by mimicking the human brain, and could one day perform notoriously complex tasks ... «Live Science, Jul 15»
10
Kamloops dentist Bobby Rishiraj's mistake leaves patient with … - CBC
... hearing for incompetent practice after he administered deep sedation that led to a heart attack that left the patient with severe brain damage. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»

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