noun audacity; assurance.
2. nerve ·noun a sinew or a tendon.
3. nerve ·noun one of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.
4. nerve ·vt to give strength or vigor to; to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm.
5. nerve ·noun physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.
6. nerve ·noun one of the principal fibrovascular bundles or ribs of a leaf, especially when these extend straight from the base or the midrib of the leaf.
7. nerve ·noun steadiness and firmness of mind; self-command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.
8. nerve ·noun one of the whitish and elastic bundles of fibers, with the accompanying tissues, which transmit nervous impulses between nerve centers and various parts of the animal body.