What does cerebral mean?

Definitions for cerebral
səˈri brəl, ˈsɛr ə-cere·bral

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cerebral, intellectualadjective

    involving intelligence rather than emotions or instinct

    "a cerebral approach to the problem"; "cerebral drama"

  2. cerebraladjective

    of or relating to the cerebrum or brain

    "cerebral hemisphere"; "cerebral activity"


  1. cerebraladjective

    Of, or relating to the brain or cerebral cortex of the brain.

  2. cerebraladjective

    Intellectual rather than emotional.

  3. cerebraladjective


  4. Etymology: From cérébral, from cerebrum.


  1. cerebral

    Cerebral refers to anything relating to the brain or the intellect. It could be used to describe activities that involve deep thinking or high intellect, or in a medical context, it could refer to conditions, processes or structures in our brain.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cerebraladjective

    of or pertaining to the cerebrum

  2. Cerebralnoun

    one of a class of lingual consonants in the East Indian languages. See Lingual, n

  3. Etymology: [L. cerebrum brain; akin to Gr. ka`ra head: cf. F. crbral. See Cheer.]

Editors Contribution

  1. cerebral

    Relating to the cerebrum.

    The cerebral cortex is in brain of a human being.

    Submitted by MaryC on September 6, 2020  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerebral in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cerebral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of cerebral in a Sentence

  1. Carolyn Garver:

    Veterans do really well with equine-assisted activities. Same with at-risk youth. It gives them a lot of self-confidence. It gives autistic children a lot of self-confidence, too, it's also good for people that have motor disorders : cerebral palsy, tic disorders. I think it has a lot of ramifications for many different disabilities.

  2. Robin Rinearson:

    Jake is 29 years old. He’s got cerebral palsy. He had a job for eight years working for a company with 17 other young adults with disabilities. And when COVID hit, that company basically remained open, but they sent all the 18 people with special needs home.

  3. Zac Efron:

    This was a way into a genre that I thought was a little bit more cerebral than your standard hack and slash movie, this is an in-depth look into one of the worst mass manipulators of the public and mass murderers of young girls and women probably ever and it's a hard story to tell.

  4. Ben Carson:

    He's actually a very intelligent man who cares deeply about America, there's two different Donald Trump Trumps. There's the one you see on stage and the one that's very cerebral, sits there and considers things very carefully.

  5. David Makovsky:

    I sometimes wonder if we have a situation where we have someone who is a law professor and is very cerebral and has this universal sense of how things are supposed to unfold under international law, on the other side, you have someone who is convinced he lives in a region called the Middle East and believes that a lot of the categories that they teach in law school are not always applicable in this neighborhood.

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