1. [ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
Synonyms: nervus
Related terms: fiber_bundle depressor motor_nerve sensory_nerve spinal_nerve cranial_nerve splanchnic_nerve sciatic_nerve saphenous_nerve ulnar_nerve musculospiral_nerve nerve_fiber synapse radicle
2. [ noun ] the courage to carry on
Synonyms: heart spunk mettle

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

Related terms: courage steel
3. [ verb ] get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Synonyms: steel
Related terms: brace heart
4. [ noun ] impudent aggressiveness
Synonyms: brass effrontery face cheek boldness

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

Related terms: aggressiveness audacity cheek
Similar spelling:   nervy