What does Nerve mean?

Definitions for Nerve
nɜrvNerve

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. nerve, nervusnoun

    any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body

  2. heart, mettle, nerve, spunknoun

    the courage to carry on

    "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"

  3. boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheekverb

    impudent aggressiveness

    "I couldn't believe her boldness"; "he had the effrontery to question my honesty"

  4. steel, nerveverb

    get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

Wiktionary

  1. nervenoun

    A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels and lymphatics.

    The nerves can be seen through the skin.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  2. nervenoun

    A neuron.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  3. nervenoun

    A vein in a leaf; a grain in wood

    Some plants have ornamental value because of their contrasting nerves

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  4. nervenoun

    Courage, boldness.

    He hasn't the nerve to tell her he likes her, what a wimp!

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  5. nervenoun

    Patience.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  6. nervenoun

    Stamina, endurance, fortitude.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  7. nervenoun

    Audacity, gall.

    He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  8. nervenoun

    Agitation caused by fear, stress or other negative emotion.

    Ellie had a bad case of nerves before the big test.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  9. nerveverb

    To give courage; sometimes with "up".

    May their example nerve us to face the enemy.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

  10. nerveverb

    To give strength

    The liquor nerved up several of the men after their icy march.

    Etymology: Recorded since circa 1374, from nervus, from nervus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Nervenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  2. Nervenoun

    a sinew or a tendon

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  3. Nervenoun

    physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  4. Nervenoun

    steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  5. Nervenoun

    audacity; assurance

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  6. Nervenoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  7. Nervenoun

    one of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

  8. Nerveverb

    to give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm

    Etymology: [OE. nerfe, F. nerf, L. nervus, akin to Gr. ney^ron sinew, nerve; cf. neyra` string, bowstring; perh. akin to E. needle. Cf. Neuralgia.]

Freebase

  1. Nerve

    A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of axons in the peripheral nervous system. A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses that are transmitted along each of the axons to peripheral organs. In the central nervous system, the analogous structures are known as tracts. Neurons are sometimes called nerve cells, though this term is potentially misleading since many neurons do not form nerves, and nerves also include non-neuronal Schwann cells that coat the axons in myelin. Each nerve is a cordlike structure that contains many axons. These axons are often referred to as "fibres". Within a nerve, each axon is surrounded by a layer of connective tissue called the endoneurium. The axons are bundled together into groups called fascicles, and each fascicle is wrapped in a layer of connective tissue called the perineurium. Finally, the entire nerve is wrapped in a layer of connective tissue called the epineurium.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Nerve

    nėrv, n. bodily strength, firmness, courage: (anat.) one of the fibres which convey sensation from all parts of the body to the brain: (bot.) one of the fibres or ribs in the leaves of plants: a trade term for a non-porous quality of cork, slightly charred: (pl.) hysterical nervousness.—v.t. to give strength or vigour to: to arm with force.—adj. Nerv′al.—ns. Nervā′tion, the arrangement or distribution of nerves, esp. those of leaves; Nerve′-cell, any cell forming part of the nervous system, esp. one of those by means of which nerve-fibres are connected with each other; Nerve′-cen′tre, a collection of nerve-cells from which nerves branch out.—adj. Nerved, furnished with nerves, or with nerves of a special character, as 'strong-nerved.'—n. Nerve′-fī′bre, one of the essential thread-like units of which a nerve is composed.—adj. Nerve′less, without strength.—n. Nerve′lessness.—adj. Nerv′ine, acting on the nerves: quieting nervous excitement.—n. a medicine that soothes nervous excitement.—adjs. Nerv′ous, having nerve: sinewy: strong, vigorous, showing strength and vigour: pertaining to the nerves: having the nerves easily excited or weak; Nerv′ous, Nervose′, Nerved (bot.) having parallel fibres or veins.—adv. Nerv′ously.—n. Nerv′ousness.—adj. Nerv′ūlar.—ns. Nerv′ūle, a small nerve, a small vein of an insect's wing—also Nervulet, Veinlet, Venule; Nerv′ure, one of the nerves or veins of leaves: one of the horny tubes or divisions which expand the wings of insects: one of the ribs in a groined vault: a projecting moulding.—adj. Nerv′y, strong, vigorous.—Nervous system (anat.), the brain, spinal cord, and nerves collectively: the whole of the nerves and nerve-centres of the body considered as related to each other, and fitted to act together. [Fr.,—L. nervus; Gr. neuron, a sinew.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NERVE

    Breaking the hair-brush on the disobedient scion, then making him pay for a new one. See revised version, "Spare the rod and spoil the hair-brush!"

Entomology

  1. Nerve

    a thread-like structure, composed of delicate filaments whose function it is to transmit sensations or stimuli to or from a ganglion or from or to any part of the body or its appendages.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Nerve' in Nouns Frequency: #1559

How to pronounce Nerve?

How to say Nerve in sign language?

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nerve in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Nerve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Nerve in a Sentence

  1. Robin Foroutan:

    When your blood sugar is elevated, it negatively affects your nerve cells — specifically nerve endings on your hands and feet. That’s a really big problem that diabetics have.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Human brain provides us an amazing example of organizational teamwork. You see, the left and right halves of human brain do function slightly differently, and yet they don't work independently or in an isolation or even in a never-ending competition as the myth goes. The two halves always work seamlessly together as a unique system; offering a perfect teamwork between the logical and the intuitive, between the analytical and the creative. The Corpus Callosum, the main nerve bundle or the white matter that joins the two halves, facilitates and synergistically coordinates the communication between these different parts of the brain to ensure the effective functioning of human body. In my view, this is a classic example of teamwork and coordination, created by none other than the Supreme Power to enlighten us.

  3. Halland Chen:

    Within 15 to 25 minutes we've frozen away the nerve and the patient will know immediately if they have good results.

  4. Katherine Raymond:

    In surgery that July, they managed to remove most of the tumor and the treatment took care of the remaining cells, unfortunately, they had to take segments of her jaw and skull and they damaged a nerve in her face that can never be repaired. She cant really feel anything on that side. It affects her speech, it affects her eating.Her right eye doesnt close. I have to shut it when shes asleep.

  5. Herbert DeLaigle:

    Frances worked at a little cafe Marilyn DeLaigle had in Waynesboro named White Way Cafe, i kept seeing her going in and out, in and out and I had my eyes set on her. And then I finally got up the nerve to ask her if she would go out with me sometime.

Images & Illustrations of Nerve

  1. NerveNerveNerveNerveNerve

Popularity rank by frequency of use

Nerve#1#8377#10000

Translations for Nerve

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for Nerve »

Translation

Find a translation for the Nerve definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these Nerve definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "Nerve." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 2 Dec. 2021. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Nerve>.

    Are we missing a good definition for Nerve? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries
    • A. abrupt
    • B. cosmopolitan
    • C. aligned
    • D. transparent

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for Nerve: