AskDefine | Define brainchild

Dictionary Definition

brainchild n : a product of your creative thinking and work; "he had little respect for the inspirations of other artists"; "after years of work his brainchild was a tangible reality" [syn: inspiration] [also: brainchildren (pl)]

User Contributed Dictionary



From brain + child



  1. A creation, original idea, or innovation, usually used to indicate the originators
    The entire project was the brainchild of a small group of visionaries.

Extensive Definition

One's brainchild is an idea or invention that one has thought up or created.
As a title, Brainchild can refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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