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Nerve vs. Vein

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Nervenoun

(zoology) A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels and lymphatics.

‘The nerves can be seen through the skin.’;

Veinnoun

(anatomy) A blood vessel that transports blood from the capillaries back to the heart

Nervenoun

A neuron.

Veinnoun

(used in plural veins) The entrails of a shrimp

Nervenoun

(botany) A vein in a leaf; a grain in wood

‘Some plants have ornamental value because of their contrasting nerves.’;

Veinnoun

(botany) In leaves, a thickened portion of the leaf containing the vascular bundle

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Nervenoun

Courage, boldness.

‘He hasn't the nerve to tell her he likes her. What a wimp!’;

Veinnoun

(zoology) The nervure of an insect’s wing

Nervenoun

Patience. en

Veinnoun

A stripe or streak of a different colour or composition in materials such as wood, cheese, marble or other rocks

Nervenoun

Stamina, endurance, fortitude.

Veinnoun

A topic of discussion; a train of association, thoughts, emotions, etc.

‘...in the same vein...’;

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Nervenoun

Audacity, gall.

‘He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.’;

Veinnoun

A style, tendency, or quality.

‘The play is in a satirical vein.’;

Nervenoun

(polymer technology) The elastic resistance of raw rubber or other polymers to permanent deformation during processing.

‘A nervy tank lining will be difficult to lay around tight bends or in corners because it tends to spring back.Blair Rubber company glossary of terms. [https://blairrubber.com/wp-content/uploads/glossary-of-terms.pdf]’;

Veinnoun

A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.

Nervenoun

(in the plural) Agitation caused by fear, stress or other negative emotion.

‘Ellie had a bad case of nerves before the big test.’;

Veinverb

To mark with veins or a vein-like pattern.

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Nervenoun

(obsolete) Sinew, tendon.

Veinnoun

One of the vessels which carry blood, either venous or arterial, to the heart. See Artery, 2.

Nerveverb

(transitive) To give courage.

‘May their example nerve us to face the enemy.’;

Veinnoun

One of the similar branches of the framework of a leaf.

Nerveverb

(transitive) To give strength.

‘The liquor nerved up several of the men after their icy march.’;

Veinnoun

One of the ribs or nervures of the wings of insects. See Venation.

Nervenoun

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.

Veinnoun

A narrow mass of rock intersecting other rocks, and filling inclined or vertical fissures not corresponding with the stratification; a lode; a dike; - often limited, in the language of miners, to a mineral vein or lode, that is, to a vein which contains useful minerals or ores.

Nervenoun

A sinew or a tendon.

Veinnoun

A fissure, cleft, or cavity, as in the earth or other substance.

‘Let the glass of the prisms be free from veins.’;

Nervenoun

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

‘he led me on to mightiest deeds,Above the nerve of mortal arm.’;

Veinnoun

A streak or wave of different color, appearing in wood, and in marble and other stones; variegation.

Nervenoun

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

Veinnoun

A train of associations, thoughts, emotions, or the like; a current; a course; as, reasoning in the same vein.

‘He can open a vein of true and noble thinking.’;

Nervenoun

Audacity; assurance.

Veinnoun

Peculiar temper or temperament; tendency or turn of mind; a particular disposition or cast of genius; humor; strain; quality; also, manner of speech or action; as, a rich vein of humor; a satirical vein.

‘Certain discoursing wits which are of the same veins.’; ‘Invoke the Muses, and improve my vein.’;

Nervenoun

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.

Veinverb

To form or mark with veins; to fill or cover with veins.

Nervenoun

One of the nervures, or veins, in the wings of insects.

Veinnoun

a blood vessel that carries blood from the capillaries toward the heart; all veins except the pulmonary carry unaerated blood

Nerveverb

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

Veinnoun

a distinctive style or manner;

‘he continued in this vein for several minutes’;

Nervenoun

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

Veinnoun

any of the vascular bundles or ribs that form the branching framework of conducting and supporting tissues in a leaf or other plant organ

Nervenoun

the courage to carry on;

‘he kept fighting on pure spunk’; ‘you haven't got the heart for baseball’;

Veinnoun

a layer of ore between layers of rock

Nervenoun

impudent aggressiveness;

‘I couldn't believe her boldness’; ‘he had the effrontery to question my honesty’;

Veinnoun

one of the horny ribs that stiffen and support the wing of an insect

Nerveverb

get ready for something difficult or unpleasant

Veinverb

make a veinlike pattern

Nerve

A nerve is an enclosed, cable-like bundle of fibers (called axons) in the peripheral nervous system. A nerve transmits electrical impulses.

Veinnoun

any of the tubes forming part of the blood circulation system of the body, carrying in most cases oxygen-depleted blood towards the heart.

Veinnoun

(in general use) a blood vessel

‘he felt the adrenaline course through his veins’;

Veinnoun

(in plants) a slender rib running through a leaf or bract, typically dividing or branching, and containing a vascular bundle.

Veinnoun

(in insects) a hardened branching rib that forms part of the supporting framework of a wing, consisting of an extension of the tracheal system; a nervure.

Veinnoun

a fracture in rock containing a deposit of minerals or ore and typically having an extensive course underground

‘gold-bearing quartz veins’;

Veinnoun

a streak or stripe of a different colour in wood, marble, cheese, etc.

Veinnoun

a source of a specified quality

‘he managed to tap into the thick vein of discontent to his own advantage’; ‘United have hit a rich vein of form’;

Veinnoun

a distinctive quality, style, or tendency

‘he closes his article in a somewhat humorous vein’;

Vein

Veins are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Most veins carry deoxygenated blood from the tissues back to the heart; exceptions are the pulmonary and umbilical veins, both of which carry oxygenated blood to the heart.

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