Complete Definition of "nerve"

English

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-nerve.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ÉË(r)v|-ÉË(r)v

Noun
en-noun

  1. A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels, and lymphatics.
  2. context|nonstandard|colloquial A neuron.
  3. courage|Courage.
  4. patience|Patience.
  5. stamina|Stamina.
  6. audacity|Audacity.

#: He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.

  1. in plural agitation|Agitation caused by fear, stress, or other negative emotion.

Related terms
get on somebody's nerves
nerve ending
nerves of steel
nervous
nervy
unnerved

Translations
trans-top|bundle of neurons
Czech: nerv m
Finnish: hermo
trans-mid
German: Nerv m
Russian: неÑв (n'erv) m
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trans-top|(colloquial) neuron
Finnish: hermo
German: Nerv m
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Russian: неÑв (n'erv) m
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trans-top|courage
Finnish: hermo, rohkeus
German: Nerv m
trans-mid
Russian: ÑмелоÑÑÑ (sm'élost') f
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trans-top|patience
Finnish: hermo, kärsivällisyys
German: Nerv m
trans-mid
Russian: вÑдеÑжка (výd'eržka) f, ÑеÑпение (t'erp'énije)
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trans-top|stamina
Finnish: hermo, sisu
German: Nerv m
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trans-top|audacity
Finnish: röyhkeys, "otsa"
trans-mid
Russian: наглоÑÑÑ (náglost') f
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trans-top|agitation caused by a negative emotion
Finnish: väristys
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ttbc|Dutch: (1) zenuw#Dutch|zenuw f; (3) moed#Dutch|moed; (4) geduld#Dutch|geduld n; (5) zenuwen p
ttbc|French: (1) nerf#French|nerf m; (7) nerfs m p
ttbc|German: Nerv m
ttbc|Italian: (1) nervo m; (7) nervi m p
ttbc|Latin: (1) nervus
ttbc|Polish: (1) nerw m
ttbc|Spanish: (1) nervio m
ttbc|Ukrainian: (1) неÑв m (nerv)
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Verb
en-verb|nerv|es

  1. To give courage, sometimes with "up".

#: May their example nerve us to face the enemy.
#: The liquor nerved up several of the men.

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