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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for nerve center

headquarters, hotbed, core, focus, heart, hub, HQ, epicenter, ganglion, switchboard

Examples from the Web for nerve center

Historical Examples of nerve center

  • "This is the nerve-center of the world," Hawkes said as they went in.

    Starman's Quest

    Robert Silverberg

  • If this bubble reaches a nerve-center it causes severe pain, similar to neuralgia; if it gets to the brain it causes paralysis.

    American Adventures

    Julian Street