Try Our Apps


Famous Last Words

nerve center

a group of nerve cells closely connected with one another and acting together in the performance of some function.
a source of information, authority, action, etc.:
The communications room is the nerve center of a battleship.
Origin of nerve center
First recorded in 1865-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for nerve center
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • Its imposing marble palace on the Rue Royale is the nerve center of a corporate life that has no geographical lines.

    An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
  • The palace of Lantis, nerve center of empire, was on the west shore.

    West Of The Sun Edgar Pangborn
  • Or again, this is the way in which one nerve center arouses another to activity.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • "I have a reliable tip that their nerve center is the Childress Barber College here," she said.

    Rebels of the Red Planet Charles Louis Fontenay
  • When the nerve center in the neck tastes a little carbon dioxid, it doesnt say anything.

    Natural Wonders Edwin Tenney Brewster
  • Yes, true enough, thinking is a function of the brain and nerve center, just as writing is a function of the hand.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for nerve center

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for nerve

Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for nerve center