Synonyms of nexus

1 a series of things linked together
  • the oft-repeated claim that any person on the planet can be connected to any other person through a nexus of six relationships

Synonyms for nexus

Words Related to nexus

2 a thing or place that is of greatest importance to an activity or interest
  • as the nexus for three great religions, Jerusalem has had a troubled as well as illustrious history

Synonyms for nexus

Words Related to nexus

Phrases Synonymous with nexus

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about nexus

Time Traveler for nexus

Time Traveler

The first known use of nexus was in 1663

See more words from the same year

Listen to Our Podcast about nexus

Cite this Entry

“Nexus.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on nexus

Dictionary: Definition of nexus

Medical Dictionary: Definition of nexus

Nglish: Translation of nexus for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of nexus for Arabic Speakers

Comments on nexus

What made you want to look up nexus? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a traditional thanksgiving dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!