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Princeton's WordNet

  1. nervousness, nervesnoun

    an uneasy psychological state

    "he suffered an attack of nerves"

  2. nervesnoun

    control of your emotions

    "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves"


  1. nerves

    A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of nerve fibers (called axons) in the peripheral nervous system. Axons transmit electrical impulses. Nerves have historically been considered the basic units of the peripheral nervous system. A nerve provides a common pathway for the electrochemical nerve impulses called action potentials that are transmitted along each of the axons to peripheral organs or, in the case of sensory nerves, from the periphery back to the central nervous system. Each axon, within the nerve, is an extension of an individual neuron, along with other supportive cells such as some Schwann cells that coat the axons in myelin. 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. Nerve cells (often called neurons) are further classified as sensory, motor, or mixed nerves. In the central nervous system, the analogous structures are known as nerve tracts.


  1. nerves

    Nerves are bundles of fibers that transmit signals or impulses through the body to and from the brain and spinal cord. These fibers, known as neurons, carry electrical messages and are primary components of the body's nervous system. Nerves control a range of functions in the body, including sensation, movement, and various bodily functions like heart rate and digestion.


  1. Nerves

    sometimes used to = veins, in wing structures.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'nerves' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3939

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nerves in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nerves in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of nerves in a Sentence

  1. Rob Williams:

    Staying the course may be hard on your nerves, but it can be healthiest for your portfolio.

  2. Al Womble:

    At the end of the 2016 election and 2017 for a little while, there were still some pretty raw nerves there. To deny any sort of role within that situation I think would be a little disingenuous, i'd like to see Bernie Sanders say,' Hey, I'm here to appeal to more than just a small base of people and I want to bring people together.

  3. Ellie Rowsell:

    When we played there last year it was really fun but we were so overcome with horrific nerves that I think when we go back this year we'll be able to enjoy it much more with new confidence really.

  4. Nicolás Maduro:

    Care, caution, preparation, nerves of steel!.

  5. Joe Musgrove:

    This meant everything to me, it’s been so long since we’ve had a full crowd in there, I swear to God it felt like a playoff game at the start of the game, the nerves I had, the intensity. I had to kind of slow myself down after that first hitter. It was just so much fun, and to pull out the win the way we did makes it even more special.

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