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nerve

NERVE, n.

1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerves are prolongations of the medullary substance of the brain, which ramify and extend to every part of the body.

2. A sinew or tendon.

3. Strength; firmness of body; as a man of nerve.

4. Fortitude; firmness of mind; courage.

5. Strength; force; authority; as the nerves of discipline.

NERVE, v.t. To give strength or vigor; to arm with force; as, fear nerved his arm.




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NERVE, n.

1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerves are prolongations of the medullary substance of the brain, which ramify and extend to every part of the body.

2. A sinew or tendon.

3. Strength; firmness of body; as a man of nerve.

4. Fortitude; firmness of mind; courage.

5. Strength; force; authority; as the nerves of discipline.

NERVE, v.t. To give strength or vigor; to arm with force; as, fear nerved his arm.


NERVE, n. [nerv; L. nervus; Fr. nerf; W. nerth, strength; Gr. νευρον, nerve; probably allied to ανηρ, a man, L. vir; Pers. نَر nar, the male of any animal; Sans. nar, a man. In Welsh, nêr denotes one that possesses self-energy, and hence an epithet of God.]

  1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerve are prolongations of the medullary substance of the brain, spinal cord, and semilunar ganglion, which ramify and extend to every part of the body. Encyc. Parr.
  2. A sinew or tendon. Pope.
  3. Strength; firmness of body; as, a man of nerve.
  4. Fortitude; firmness of mind; courage.
  5. Strength; force; authority; as, the nerves of discipline. Gibbon.

NERVE, v.t.

To give strength or vigor; to arm with force; as, fear nerved his arm. Ames.


Nerve
  1. 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.

    * An ordinary nerve is made up of several bundles of nerve fibers, each bundle inclosed in a special sheath (the perineurium) and all bound together in a connective tissue sheath and framework (the epineurium) containing blood vessels and lymphatics.

  2. To give strength or vigor to] to supply with force; as, fear nerved his arm.
  3. A sinew or a tendon.

    Pope.
  4. Physical force or steadiness; muscular power and control; constitutional vigor.

    he led me on to mightiest deeds,
    Above the nerve of mortal arm.
    Milton.

  5. Steadiness and firmness of mind; self- command in personal danger, or under suffering; unshaken courage and endurance; coolness; pluck; resolution.
  6. Audacity; assurance.

    [Slang]
  7. 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.
  8. One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.

    Nerve cell (Anat.), one of the nucleated cells with which nerve fibers are connected; a ganglion cell. -- Nerve fiber (Anat.), one of the fibers of which nerves are made up. These fibers are either medullated or nonmedullated. in both kinds the essential part is the translucent threadlike axis cylinder which is continuous the whole length of the fiber. -- Nerve stretching (Med.), the operation of stretching a nerve in order to remedy diseases such as tetanus, which are supposed to be influenced by the condition of the nerve or its connections.

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Nerve

NERVE, noun

1. An organ of sensation and motion in animals. The nerves are prolongations of the medullary substance of the brain, which ramify and extend to every part of the body.

2. A sinew or tendon.

3. Strength; firmness of body; as a man of nerve

4. Fortitude; firmness of mind; courage.

5. Strength; force; authority; as the nerves of discipline.

NERVE, verb transitive To give strength or vigor; to arm with force; as, fear nerved his arm.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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