Internet vs Brain - What's the difference?

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As a noun brain is

the control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.

As a verb brain is

to dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.

internet

English

Alternative forms

*Internet

Noun

(en noun)
  • (lb) Any set of computer networks that communicate using the Internet Protocol. (An intranet.)
  • (lb) The Internet, the largest global internet.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-21, author=(Oliver Burkeman)
  • , volume=189, issue=2, page=27, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= The tao of tech , passage=The dirty secret of the internet is that all this distraction and interruption is immensely profitable. Web companies like to boast about "creating compelling content", or offering services that let you "stay up to date with what your friends are doing", "share the things you love with the world" and so on.}}
  • (lb) An internet connection, internet connectivity, access to the internet.
  • A fictitious unit of scoring, awarded for making outstanding posts.
  • * 2008 , Anonology, [//groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.religion.scientology/vrXM32CnuGQ/yXEUUlfrg8EJ Re: Narconon Exposed tonight on Canadian TV] , alt.religion.scientology, Usenet
  • You did a nice job there Patty... you came off as intelligent, well-spoken, and concerned about the well being of the victims, in stark contrast to the self-serving, uncaring, unconcerned attitude of the Narconon spokeswoman. 100 internets for you!
  • * 2010 , Bilbo, [//groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.smokers.pipes/xBfzxDxwFW8/up6TLJ-KM3oJ Looking for a Billiard] , alt.smokers.pipes, Usenet
  • That's not a must, but 1000 internets go to the first person to find one.
  • * 2010 , [//groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.arts.tv/b73TKLxzEY4/R1raWDY985wJ Re: What Did You Watch? 2011-11-10 (Thursday)], rec.arts.tv, Usenet
  • You win one internet .
  • * 2011 , [//groups.google.com/d/msg/rec.sport.pro-wrestling/US7JzMDQ3Ng/xXQ-o6LN_lwJ 10 Not So Insanely Great Things Apple Released Under Steve Jobs] , rec.sport.pro-wrestling, Usenet
  • I hope this is sarcastic. Otherwise -100 internets for you.
  • * 2013 , Devon H. O'Dell, [//groups.google.com/d/msg/comp.os.plan9/cgyitBC3PUs/h31NfLZJEd8J], comp.os.plan9, Usenet
  • Do I win an internet ?

    Usage notes

    * When referring to the global internet, the term is frequently capitalized: Internet. Over time, however, this is becoming less common. * The internet, the world wide web, and cyberspace are often considered synonymous.

    Derived terms

    * interweb, interwebs * cable internet

    See also

    * Web *

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    brain

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia brain) (en noun)
  • The control center of the central nervous system of an animal located in the skull which is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-19, author= Ian Sample
  • , volume=189, issue=6, page=34, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Irregular bedtimes may affect children's brains , passage=Irregular bedtimes may disrupt healthy brain development in young children, according to a study of intelligence and sleeping habits.  ¶ Going to bed at a different time each night affected girls more than boys, but both fared worse on mental tasks than children who had a set bedtime, researchers found.}}
  • (informal) An intelligent person.
  • (UK, plurale tantum) A person who provides the intelligence required for something.
  • (in the plural) Intellect.
  • * 2008 Quaker Action (magazine) Rights trampled in rush to deport immigrant workers , Fall 2008, Vol. 89, No. 3, p. 8:
  • "We provided a lot of brains and a lot of heart to the response when it was needed," says Sandra Sanchez, director of AFSC's Immigrants' Voice Program in Des Moines.
  • By analogy with a human brain, the part of a machine or computer that performs calculations.
  • oral sex
  • * 2012 , (Mack Maine) featuring Turk and Mystikal, I'm On It
  • *:You said I got brain from your dame in the range
  • *:In the passing lane
  • *:But you really ain't got no proof
  • Synonyms

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    Derived terms

    * beat someone's brains out * brainbox * brain bucket * brain candy * braincase * brain cell * brainchild * brain coral * brain cramp * brain damage * brain dead * brain death * brain disease * brain disorder * brain doctor * brain drain * brain fag * brain farm * brain fever * brain fingerprinting * brain food * brain freeze * brainiac * brainish * brainless * brain mushroom * brainpan * brainpower * brain science * brainsick * brain stem / brainstem * brainstorm * brain sugar * brain surgeon * brain surgery * brain-teaser * brain truster * brain tumor / brain tumour * brainwash * brainwave * brainworker * brainy * forebrain * left brain * microbrain * no-brainer * on the brain * organic brain syndrome * pick someone's brain * rack one's brain or rack one's brains * right brain * split brain * water on the brain * yellow brain fungus

    See also

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    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To dash out the brains of; to kill by smashing the skull.
  • (slang) To strike (someone) on the head.
  • (figurative) To destroy; to put an end to.
  • * Shakespeare
  • There thou mayst brain him.
  • * Shakespeare
  • It was the swift celerity of the death That brained my purpose.
  • To conceive in the mind; to understand.
  • * Shakespeare
  • 'Tis still a dream, or else such stuff as madmen / Tongue, and brain not.

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