Pronunciation: nẽrv
n.1.(Anat.) One of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body.
2.A sinew or a tendon.
3.Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.
4.Steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.
5.Audacity; assurance.
6.(Bot.) One of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the base or the midrib of the leaf.
7.(Zool.) One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.
Nerve cell
(Anat.) a neuron, one of the nucleated cells with which nerve fibers are connected; a ganglion cell is one type of nerve cell.
Nerve fiber
(Anat.) one of the fibers of which nerves are made up. These fibers are either medullated or nonmedullated. In both kinds the essential part is the translucent threadlike axis cylinder which is continuous the whole length of the fiber.
Nerve stretching
(Med.) the operation of stretching a nerve in order to remedy diseases such as tetanus, which are supposed to be influenced by the condition of the nerve or its connections.
v. t.1.To give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm.
[imp. & p. p. Nerved (nẽrvs); p. pr. & vb. n. Nerving.]
Noun1.nervenerve - any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
Synonyms: nervus
2.nerve - the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
Synonyms: mettle, spunk, heart
3.nerve - impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"
Synonyms: boldness, brass, cheek, face
Verb1.nerve - get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Synonyms: steel
afferent neuron, animate, annoy, anxiety, aplomb, apprehension, assurance, assure, audacity, autonomic nervous system, axon, backbone, balance, balanced personality, balls, beef up, bolster, bottle, bottom, brace, brace up, brain, brashness, brass, brazenness, buck up, buttress, case harden, central nervous system, cerebral cortex, cheek, cheer, chirk up, chutzpah, confidence, confirm, constancy, cool, coolness, craniosacral nervous system, crust, dauntlessness, dendrite, determination, doughtiness, effector organ, efferent neuron, effrontery, embolden, encourage, equilibrium, face, fastness, fearlessness, firmness, fortify, fortitude, forwardness, fretfulness, fright, gall, ganglion, gird, gray matter, grit, gumption, guts, gutsiness, guttiness, harden, hardihood, hardiness, heart, heart of oak, hearten, homeostasis, hysteria, impertinence, imperturbability, importunacy, importunateness, insolence, inspire, inspirit, internuncial neuron, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, invariability, invigorate, irritate, medullary sheath, moxie, nerve trunk, nerves, nervous system, nervousness, neuron, peripheral nervous system, pith, plexus, pluck, presumption, presumptuousness, prop, pushiness, reassure, refresh, reinforce, reinvigorate, reliability, resoluteness, restrengthen, rootedness, sand, sang-froid, sauce, secureness, security, self-assertion, self-assertiveness, self-expression, self-expressiveness, sensorium, sensory area, sensory cell, shore up, solar plexus, solidity, soundness, spinal cord, spunk, stability, stable equilibrium, stable state, staunchness, steadfastness, steadiness, steady nerves, steady state, steel, stiffen, stout heart, strengthen, stress, substantiality, support, sustain, synapse, temerity, temper, tenacity, tension, the heebie-jeebies, thoracolumbar nervous system, toughen, toughness, undeflectability, undergird, uniformity, unshakable nerves, unshakableness, upset, valor, white matter, will, worry
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