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Meaning of SINEW

Pronunciation:  'sinyoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  muscular strength
  2. [n]  a cord or band of inelastic tissue connecting a muscle with its bony attachment

SINEW is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: brawn, muscle, tendon
 See Also: Achilles tendon, collagen, connective tissue, hamstring, hamstring tendon, muscle system, muscular structure, musculature, strength, tendon of Achilles



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Sin"ew\, n. [OE. sinewe, senewe, AS. sinu, seonu; akin to
    D. zenuw, OHG. senawa, G. sehne, Icel. sin, Sw. sena, Dan.
    sene; cf. Skr. sn[=a]va. [root]290.]
    1. (Anat.) A tendon or tendonous tissue. See {Tendon}.
    2. Muscle; nerve. [R.] --Sir J. Davies.
    3. Fig.: 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.
    Note: Money alone is often called the sinews of war.
  2. \Sin"ew\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sinewed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To knit together, or make strong with, or as with, sinews.
          Wretches, now stuck up for long tortures . . . might,
          if properly treated, serve to sinew the state in time
          of danger.                               --Goldsmith.