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Meaning & Definition of Nerve in English

English

Nerve

/nərv/

noun

1. Any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body

    synonym:
  • nerve
  • ,
  • nervus

2. The courage to carry on

  • "He kept fighting on pure spunk"
  • "You haven't got the heart for baseball"
    synonym:
  • heart
  • ,
  • mettle
  • ,
  • nerve
  • ,
  • spunk

3. Impudent aggressiveness

  • "I couldn't believe her boldness"
  • "He had the effrontery to question my honesty"
    synonym:
  • boldness
  • ,
  • nerve
  • ,
  • brass
  • ,
  • face
  • ,
  • cheek

verb

1. Get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

    synonym:
  • steel
  • ,
  • nerve

Examples of using

Boy, you've got some nerve showing up in my castle unannounced. But you haven't paid your taxes in a month, so I have no money for dinner this morning!
I don't have the nerve to watch it.
The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body.