Meaning of “nerves” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun [ plural ] us uk /nɜːvz/

B2 the state of being nervous:

I need something to calm my nerves.
I always suffer from nerves before a match.
steady/strong nerves

B2 the ability to be calm in difficult situations:

You need a cool head and steady nerves for this job.

(Definition of “nerves” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)