Nerve vs Median - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between nerve and median
is that nerve
is (zoology) a bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels and lymphatics while median
As a verb nerve
is to give courage; sometimes with "up"
As a adjective median is
situated in the middle; central, intermediate.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(zoology) A bundle of neurons with their connective tissue sheaths, blood vessels and lymphatics.
(nonstandard, colloquial) A neuron.
(botany) A vein in a leaf; a grain in wood
- The nerves can be seen through the skin.''
- ''Some plants have ornamental value because of their contrasting nerves
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- He hasn't the nerve to tell her he likes her, what a wimp!
Stamina, endurance, fortitude.
- A trip to the whistling, fire-cracking Stadio San Paolo is always a test of nerve but Wenger's men have already outplayed the Italians once.
- He led me on to mightiest deeds, / Above the nerve of mortal arm.
(in the plural) Agitation caused by fear, stress or other negative emotion.
- He had the nerve to enter my house uninvited.
(obsolete) Sinew, tendon.
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- Ellie had a bad case of nerves before the big test.
- Come on; obey: / Thy nerves are in their infancy again, / And have no vigour in them.
- (Alexander Pope)
; Audacity, gall
: brashness, brazenness, big balls
* See also
* bundle of nerves
* get on somebody's nerves/get on one's nerves
* nerve cell
* nerve center
* nerve ending
* nerve fiber
* nerve gas
* nerve impulse
* nerves of steel
* nervi-, nervo-
* touch a nerve
* war of nerves
To give courage; sometimes with "up".
To give strength
- ''May their example nerve us to face the enemy.
- ''The liquor nerved up several of the men after their icy march.
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- Why is not our jugular or throat-veine as much at our command as the mediane ?
(statistics) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (or the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms).
(US) The median strip; the area separating two lanes of opposite-direction traffic.
- The Greeks prescribe the median or middle vein to be opened, and so much blood to be taken away as the patient may well spare, and the cut that is made must be wide enough.
* (median strip) central reservation
Situated in the middle; central, intermediate.
(anatomy, botany) In the middle of an organ, structure etc.; towards the median plane of an organ or limb.
(statistics) Having the median as its value.
* median line
* median strip