Definitions for sinewˈsɪn yu

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sin•ewˈsɪn yu(n.)

  1. a tendon.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. Often, sinews. a source of strength, power, or vigor:

    the sinews of the nation.

  3. strength; power; resilience:

    great moral sinew.

  4. (v.t.)to strengthen, as with sinews.

Origin of sinew:

bef. 900; ME; OE sinu (nom.), sinuwe (gen.), c. OFris sini, MLG, MD, MHG sene, ON sin

sin′ew•less(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendon, sinew(noun)

    a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

  2. brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness(noun)

    possessing muscular strength

Wiktionary

  1. sinew(Noun)

    A cord or tendon of the body.

  2. sinew(Noun)

    A nerve.

  3. sinew(Noun)

    Muscle; nerve; nervous energy; vigor; vigorous strength; muscular power.

  4. sinew(Noun)

    A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.

  5. sinew(Noun)

    That which gives strengthor in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of acquiring strength (often plural).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinew(noun)

    a tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon

  2. Sinew(noun)

    muscle; nerve

  3. Sinew(noun)

    fig.: That which supplies strength or power

  4. Sinew(verb)

    to knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews

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