Definition of brainstorm
1 dated : a violent transient fit of insanity
2a : a sudden bright ideab : a harebrained idea
Examples of brainstorm in a Sentence
I'm sorry—I must have been having a brainstorm when I wrote that.
Recent Examples of brainstorm from the Web
Later that spring, Machinist (who had offices in London, Paris, and Z ürich) returned from Europe with a brainstorm.
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First Known Use of brainstorm
BRAINSTORM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of brainstorm for English Language Learners
: an idea that someone thinks of suddenly
: a temporary state of confusion : a period of unclear thinking
BRAINSTORM Defined for Kids
Definition of brainstorm for Students
: a sudden inspiration or idea
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