Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: nerve
IPA transcription: [n'ɝv]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: nerve, nervus
    Meaning: any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
  • Synonyms: heart, mettle, nerve, spunk
    Meaning: the courage to carry on; "he kept fighting on pure spunk"; "you haven't got the heart for baseball"
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: steel, nerve
    Meaning: get ready for something difficult or unpleasant
Usage examples
  • You certainly had your nerve!"
  • If you've got the nerve, read on."
  • Every nerve seemed to quiver with weariness.
  • Count William of Holland dearly loved pluck and nerve.
  • She's got lots uh nerve; I guess she'll make out all right."
  • Every nerve in the miserable fugitive's body thrilled with hope.
  • I waited, every nerve tense, listening to the sounds in the next room.
  • He said, "Scar on the head,--sword-cut and optic nerve." Make a note of that.
  • "We'll have the original in a week if you keep your nerve, Bunny," she cried.
  • An ordinary optic nerve is about the thickness of a thread, but his is like a cord.