What does sinew mean?

Definitions for sinewˈsɪn yu

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sinew.

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


  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

  5. Origin: [OE. sinewe, senewe, AS. sinu, seonu; akin to D. zenuw, OHG. senawa, G. sehne, Icel. sin, Sw. sena, Dan. sene; cf. Skr. snva. 290.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sinew

    sin′ū, n. that which joins a muscle to a bone, a tendon: muscle, nerve: that which supplies vigour.—v.t. to bind as by sinews: to strengthen.—adj. Sin′ewed, furnished with sinews: (Shak.) strong, vigorous.—n. Sin′ewiness, the state or quality of being sinewy.—adjs. Sin′ewless, having no sinews: without strength or power; Sin′ew-shrunk, applied to a horse which has become gaunt-bellied from being overdriven; Sin′ewy, Sin′ewous, furnished with sinews: consisting of, belonging to, or resembling sinews: strong: vigorous.—Sinews of war, money. [A.S. sinu; Ice. sin, Ger. sehne.]

Anagrams for sinew »

  1. wines

  2. wisen

  3. Wenis

  4. swine


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinew in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sinew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of sinew

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