Definition of Sinew

1. Noun. A cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment.

Exact synonyms: Tendon
Generic synonyms: Connective Tissue
Terms within: Collagen
Group relationships: Muscle System, Muscular Structure, Musculature
Specialized synonyms: Hamstring, Hamstring Tendon, Achilles Tendon, Tendon Of Achilles
Derivative terms: Sinewy, Tendinous



2. Noun. Possessing muscular strength.
Exact synonyms: Brawn, Brawniness, Heftiness, Muscle, Muscularity
Generic synonyms: Strength
Derivative terms: Brawny, Brawny, Muscle, Muscular, Muscular, Muscular, Sinewy

Definition of Sinew

1. n. A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon.

2. v. t. To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.

Definition of Sinew

1. Noun. (anatomy) A cord or tendon of the body. ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A nerve. ¹

3. Noun. (figuratively) Muscle; nerve; nervous energy; vigor; vigorous strength; muscular power. ¹

4. Noun. A string or chord, as of a musical instrument. ¹

5. Noun. (figuratively) That which gives strengthor in which strength consists; a supporting member or factor; mainstay; source of acquiring strength (often plural). ¹

6. Verb. To knit together, or make strong with, or as if with, sinews. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sinew

1. to strengthen [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: strengthen

Medical Definition of Sinew

1. 1. A tendon or tendonous tissue. See Tendon. 2. Muscle; nerve. 3. That which supplies strength or power. "The portion and sinew of her fortune, her marriage dowry." (Shak) "The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war." (Sir W. Raleigh) Money alone is often called the sinews of war. Origin: OE. Sinewe, senewe, AS. Sinu, seonu; akin to D. Zenuw, OHG. Senawa, G. Sehne, Icel. Sin, Sw. Sena, Dan. Sene; cf. Skr. Snava. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sinew

sine rule
sine wave
sine waves
sinecural
sinecure
sinecures
sinecurism
sinecurisms
sinecurist
sinecurists
sined
sinensetin
sinequanon
sinequanons
sines
sinew (current term)
sinew-shrunk
sinewed
sinewier
sinewiest
sinewiness
sinewing
sinewish
sinewless
sinews
sinewy
sinfonia
sinfonias
sinfonie
sinfonietta

Literary usage of Sinew

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
""Therefore shall the children of Israel not eat of the sinew which shrank which is ... Owing to the disputed nature and locality of the prohibited sinew, ..."

2. The Jewish Religion by Michael Friedländer (1891)
"The hind-quarters of cattle are not eaten unless the forbidden fat and " the sinew that shrank " (nB>in Tj) have first been removed from them. 7. ..."

3. The Sunday Magazine (1872)
"... with the same ultimate aim, took more pains in bringing bone to his bone, and sinew to his sinew, and in getting the flesh and skin laid over them, ..."

4. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1852)
"... but creatures of flesh and blood, bone and sinew, human heart and human affections. They have depicted characters, though good, not perfect ; though bad ..."

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