Meaning of NERVE in English

I. noun see: needle Date: 14th century sinew , tendon , any of the filamentous bands of nervous tissue that connect parts of the nervous system with the other organs, conduct nervous impulses, and are made up of axons and dendrites together with protective and supportive structures, 3. power of endurance or control ; fortitude , strength , assurance , boldness, 4. a sore or sensitive point , nervous agitation or irritability ; nervousness , vein 3, the sensitive pulp of a tooth, see: temerity II. transitive verb (~d; nerving) Date: circa 1749 to give strength or courage to ; supply with physical or moral force

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