nerve nerve  /ˈnɜrv/


  1. (n) any bundle of nerve fibers running to various organs and tissues of the body
  2. (n) the courage to carry on
  3. (n) impudent aggressiveness
  4. (v) get ready for something difficult or unpleasant


Derived Word(s)


  1. Every muscular function of the human body is triggered by a small electrical current transmitted to the muscles through the nerves.
  2. Few things in medicine seemed as new and fashionable as nerve-cutting operations.
  3. Two nerves and two body chemicals do that.


  1. Team Report - MILWAUKEE BREWERS

    Braun frustrated by nerve problem in hand
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The SportsXchange via Yahoo! Sports

  2. Nerve stimulation might ease fibromyalgia pain

    A Belgian scientist treated small numbers of fibromyalgia patients with "occipital nerve stimulation," which rouses the occipital nerves just beneath the skin at the back of the neck using an implanted device.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: 14 WFIE Evansville

  3. Reed Migraine Centers Hosts Patient Information Seminar on Reed Procedure® Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Migraine ...

    Dr. Ken Reed will discuss the Reed Procedure® Peripheral Nerve Stimulation Migraine Treatment for severe migraine headaches at a patient information seminar at 6 pm this June 18, 2013 in Newark, NJ. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 10, 2013     Source: PRWeb


  1. "And when he was called on it, his top lobbyist actually had the nerve to say the American people won't care about this," Obama said.
    on May 21, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Surpassing a record definitely becomes a little nerve wracking," Brodeur said. "I don't get nervous, but today I was a little nervous. It was a like a good playoff game, everybody was trying to get the puck out and blocking shots and...
    on Dec 22, 2009 By: Martin Brodeur Source: USA Today

  3. "That was important to see them," Bruyneel said, referring to the scouting of the stage. "And it actually was worse than we thought. It's gonna be a really nerve-racking finale."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Johan Bruyneel Source: The Associated Press

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