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
About 70 residents on Thursday gathered to brainstorm in the meeting room of the convent of the Sisters of Notre Dame.
The summit, held at Housatonic Community College, brought together care providers, law enforcement, harm reductionists and others to brainstorm strategies to head-off the opioid epidemic.
Max and Ethan brainstorm ideas for his YA pitch in a frantic cram session involving pizza, tap dancing, and copious amounts of Adderall.
The exploration of either Joseph or Hoskins in left field has not advanced beyond the brainstorm stage.
From there, a good showing on the tax initiative would’ve encouraged various parties to brainstorm.
In a kickoff meeting to create a new neighborhood plan, participants will be encouraged to brainstorm on everything from land development to traffic improvements.
Among the diehard Friends of Pinewood rallying to brainstorm ways to help the club and golf course succeed is David Cry of Slidell.
The Stories in Motion camp shows how to brainstorm and storyboard and learn camera angles and editing with iMovie.
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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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