a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment
brawn, brawniness, muscle, muscularity, sinew, heftiness(noun)
possessing muscular strength
A cord or tendon of the body.
Muscle; nerve; nervous energy; vigor; vigorous strength; muscular power.
A string or chord, as of a musical instrument.
That which gives strengthor in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of acquiring strength (often plural).
a tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon
fig.: That which supplies strength or power
to knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews
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
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.]
The numerical value of sinew in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sinew in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of sinew in a Sentence
Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
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'
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.
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.
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