brain·​pow·​er | \ ˈbrān-ˌpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce brainpower (audio) \

Definition of brainpower

1 : intellectual ability
2 : people with developed intellectual ability

Keep scrolling for more

Examples of brainpower in a Sentence

The brainpower of the staff constitutes the company's greatest asset. The product is supposed to boost your brainpower. The company is increasing efforts to recruit scientific brainpower.
See More
Recent Examples on the Web Automation streamlines the ability to maximize the brainpower of humans and the mundane tasks of digital workers. Robert Wells, Forbes, 17 June 2021 His brainpower was obvious during the hourlong show, as Perry tackled puzzles, tested his memory, solved anagrams, accessed random facts and more. Mary Colurso |, al, 15 June 2021 The alliance hopes to pool the collective quantum brainpower of the firms involved to accelerate applications that could be eventually commercialized or utilized to save firms money on their operations. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 11 June 2021 The Stanford administration picked a fight with Stanford alums, who used their brainpower and resources and organizational skills to mount a counterattack against the plan. Ann Killion, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 May 2021 In times of crisis, people seek their warmth, empathy, and understanding as much as their brainpower and expertise. Hilary Gentile, STAT, 19 May 2021 You’re limited by your finger movements, while brainpower can add another layer of Internet engagement. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2021 Many scientists questioned the theory, arguing that the dinosaurs didn't have the brainpower to engage in sophisticated social interaction, Titus said. Fox News, 20 Apr. 2021 So instead of using your brainpower to go down a negative rabbit hole, direct all that creativity towards scenarios that empower you rather than drag you down. Melody Wilding, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'brainpower.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of brainpower

1832, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More About brainpower

Time Traveler for brainpower

Time Traveler

The first known use of brainpower was in 1832

See more words from the same year

Statistics for brainpower

Last Updated

21 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Brainpower.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for brainpower



English Language Learners Definition of brainpower

: the ability to think intelligently
: people who are very intelligent

More from Merriam-Webster on brainpower

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for brainpower

Nglish: Translation of brainpower for Spanish Speakers


Test Your Vocabulary

Return of Name that Color!

  • a light greenish blue color
  • Name that color:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!