- That part of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
- An intelligent person.
- He was a total .
- (context, English pluralia tantum) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.
- The brains behind the scheme
- (in plural brains) Intellect.
- He has a lot of brains.
- By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.
- The computer's is capable of millions of calculations a second.
- Dutch: verstand , intellect
- French: cerveau
- German: Verstand
- Italian: cervello , cervella (italbrac, when used as food)
- Spanish: cerebro
- (context, slang, transitive) To strike (someone) on the head.
- (transitive) To kill (a person) by smashing that person's skull.
Etymology: , derived from braegen and bregen.
- Dutch: iemand de kop inslaan
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