(Brain) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Brained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Braining.]
1. To dash out the brains of; to kill by beating out the brains. Hence, Fig.: To destroy; to put an end to; to
There thou mayst brain him.
It was the swift celerity of the death . . .
That brained my purpose.
2. To conceive; to understand. [Obs.]
T is still a dream, or else such stuff as madmen
Tongue, and brain not.
(Brained) p.a. Supplied with brains.
If th' other two be brained like us.
(Brain"ish), a. Hot-headed; furious. [R.] Shak.
(Brain"less), a. Without understanding; silly; thoughtless; witless. Brain"less*ness, n.
(Brain"pan`) n. [Brain + pan.] The bones which inclose the brain; the skull; the cranium.
(Brain"sick`) a. Disordered in the understanding; giddy; thoughtless. Brain"sick*ness, n.
(Brain"sick`ly), adv. In a brainsick manner.
(Brain"y) a. Having an active or vigorous mind. [Colloq.]
(Braise, Braize) n. [So called from its iridescent colors.] (Zoöl.) A European marine fish (Pagrus
vulgaris) allied to the American scup; the becker. The name is sometimes applied to the related species.
[Also written brazier.]
(Braise, Braize), n. [F.]
1. Charcoal powder; breeze.
2. (Cookery) Braised meat.
(Braise), v. t. [F. braiser, fr. braise coals.] (Cookery) To stew or broil in a covered kettle or
A braising kettle has a deep cover which holds coals; consequently the cooking is done from above, as
well as below.
(Brais"er) n. A kettle or pan for braising.
(Brait) n. [Cf.W. braith variegated, Ir. breath, breagh, fine, comely.] A rough diamond.
(Braize) n. See Braise.