(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: body, fascicle, fasciculus

2. the courage to carry on

Similar word(s): heart, mettle

Definition categories: attribute, braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness

3. impudent aggressiveness

Similar word(s): boldness, brass, cheek, face

Definition categories: attribute, aggressiveness

Sentences with nerve as a noun:

- The nerves can be seen through the skin.

- Some plants have ornamental value because of their contrasting nerves

- He hasn't the nerve to tell her he likes her, what a wimp!

- He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.

- Ellie had a bad case of nerves before the big test.


1. get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

Similar word(s): steel

Definition categories: emotion, brace, poise

Sentences with nerve as a verb:

- May their example nerve us to face the enemy.

- The liquor nerved up several of the men after their icy march.