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Definition 1: the courage to carry on - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where nerve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nerve in the sense of this definition

(nerve is a kind of ...) a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear

Definition 2: impudent aggressiveness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where nerve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for nerve in the sense of this definition

(nerve is a kind of ...) the quality of being bold and enterprising

(... is a kind of nerve ) aggressive boldness or unmitigated effrontery

"he had the audacity to question my decision"

Definition 3: any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for nerve in the sense of this definition

(nerve is a kind of ...) a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers)

(... is a kind of nerve ) any of the 31 pairs of nerves emerging from each side of the spinal cord (each attached to the cord by two roots: ventral and dorsal)

(... is a kind of nerve ) a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand

(... is a kind of nerve ) a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot

(... is a kind of nerve ) arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves

(... is a kind of nerve ) any of several nerves of the sympathetic part of the autonomic nervous system that innervate viscera and blood vessels

(... is a kind of nerve ) largest branch of the brachial plexus; extends down the humerus to the lateral epicondyle where it divides into one branch that goes to the skin on the back of the hand and another that goes to the underlying extensor muscles

(... is a kind of nerve ) any nerve whose activity tends to reduce the activity or tone of the body part it serves

(... is a kind of nerve ) any of the 12 paired nerves that originate in the brain stem

(... is a kind of nerve ) a nerve that passes impulses from receptors toward or to the central nervous system

(... is a kind of nerve ) a nerve that conveys impulses toward or to muscles or glands

(nerve is a part of ...) the junction between two neurons (axon-to-dendrite) or between a neuron and a muscle

"nerve impulses cross a synapse through the action of neurotransmitters"

(nerve is a part of ...) a threadlike extension of a nerve cell

(nerve is a part of ...) (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)

Definition 4: get ready for something difficult or unpleasant - [verb of emotion]

Synonyms for nerve in the sense of this definition

(nerve is a kind of ...) prepare (oneself) for something unpleasant or difficult

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