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Definition of "brainstorm" []

  • A sudden clever plan or idea. (noun)
  • A sudden, violent disturbance of the mind. (noun)
  • To engage in or organize brainstorming. (verb-intransitive)
  • To consider or investigate (an issue, for example) by brainstorming. (verb-transitive)
  • To think of or produce (a solution to a problem, for example) by brainstorming. (verb-transitive)
  • A severe outburst of excitement, often as the result of a transitory disturbance of cerebral activity (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A sudden mental aberration (noun)
  • A session of intensive discussion to solve problems or generate ideas (noun)
  • To hold a brainstorming session (verb)

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Use "brainstorm" in a sentence
  • "You must brainstorm from the beginning of a project – before you even write a word of it – through the outlining, the writing, and the final edit and polish."
  • "The brainstorm is this: one could very easily use Meetup to arrange a local “Old School CD Share.”"
  • "If I weren't set up for that and were looking for outside hosting, I'd probably go for something like Meilin Miranda's latest brainstorm, which is a co-hosting site for authors doing crowdsourced fiction: DigitalNovelists. com."