nerve is part of the Basic English 850.
- (countable) A nerve is a cell in the body that sends signals. The brain is made of nerves.
- She can't feel anything with this arm, and can't move her arm, because the nerves were cut in an accident.
- (uncountable) Nerve is confidence: a feeling of being able to do something.
- He didn't have the nerve to ask her to dance.
- You had a lot of nerve, saying that to me! Go away!