What does sinew mean?

Definitions for sinew
ˈsɪn yusinew

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tendon, sinewnoun

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

  2. brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftinessnoun

    possessing muscular strength

Wiktionary

  1. sinewnoun

    A cord or tendon of the body.

  2. sinewnoun

    A nerve.

  3. sinewnoun

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

  4. sinewnoun

    A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.

  5. sinewnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sinewnoun

    a tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon

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

  2. Sinewnoun

    muscle; nerve

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

  3. Sinewnoun

    fig.: That which supplies strength or power

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

  4. Sinewverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  1. wines

  2. wisen

  3. Wenis

  4. swine

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Numerology

  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

Examples of sinew in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Fuller:

    Money is the sinew of love as well as war.

  2. Rudyard Kipling:

    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew to serve your turn long after they are gone, and so hold on when there is nothing in you except the will which says to them 'Hold on'

  3. John Burroughs:

    The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.

  4. John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers:

    The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.

Images & Illustrations of sinew

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