Synonyms of brain


1. brain, encephalon, neural structure

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

2. brain, brainpower, learning ability, mental capacity, mentality, wit, intelligence

usage: mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"

3. mind, head, brain, psyche, nous, cognition, knowledge, noesis

usage: 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"

4. genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac, Einstein, intellectual, intellect

usage: someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

5. brain, variety meat, organs

usage: the brain of certain animals used as meat


1. brain, hit

usage: hit on the head

2. brain, kill

usage: kill by smashing someone's skull

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