Definitions for NEUTERˈnu tər, ˈnyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neu•terˈnu tər, ˈnyu-(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or being a grammatical gender that refers to things classed as neither masculine nor feminine. (of a verb) intransitive.

    Category: Grammar

  2. Biol. having no organs of reproduction; without sex; asexual.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  3. Zool. having imperfectly developed sexual organs, as worker bees.

    Category: Developmental Biology

  4. Bot. having neither stamens nor pistils; asexual.

    Category: Botany

  5. neutral; siding with no one.

  6. (n.)the neuter gender. a word or other linguistic form in or marking the neuter gender.

    Category: Grammar

  7. an animal made sterile by castration or spaying.

    Category: Zoology

  8. a neuter insect.

    Category: Zoology

  9. an asexual plant.

  10. a person or thing that is neutral.

  11. (v.t.)to spay or castrate (a dog, cat, etc.).

    Category: Veterinary Science

Origin of neuter:

1350–1400; ME neutre < MF < L neuter neither (of two)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neuter(adj)

    a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

  2. neuter(adj)

    of grammatical gender

    "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun"

  3. neuter, sexless(verb)

    having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs

  4. alter, neuter, spay, castrate(verb)

    remove the ovaries of

    "Is your cat spayed?"

Wiktionary

  1. neuter(Noun)

    The neuter gender.

  2. neuter(Noun)

    A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.

  3. neuter(Noun)

    An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; especially, one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.

  4. neuter(Noun)

    A person who takes no part in a contest; someone remaining neutral.

  5. neuter(Noun)

    An intransitive verb or state-of-being verb.

  6. neuter(Verb)

    To remove sex organs from an animal to prevent it from having offspring; to castrate or spay, particularly as applied to domestic animals.

  7. neuter(Verb)

    To rid of sexuality

  8. neuter(Adjective)

    Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.

  9. neuter(Adjective)

    Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex.

    a neuter noun; the neuter definite article; a neuter termination; the neuter gender

  10. neuter(Adjective)

    Intransitive

    a neuter verb

  11. neuter(Adjective)

    Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.

  12. Origin: from ne + uter; compare English whether and neither.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neuter(adj)

    neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral

  2. Neuter(adj)

    having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender

  3. Neuter(adj)

    intransitive; as, a neuter verb

  4. Neuter(adj)

    having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See Neuter, n., 3

  5. Neuter(noun)

    a person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral

  6. Neuter(noun)

    a noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words

  7. Neuter(noun)

    an intransitive verb

  8. Neuter(noun)

    an organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; esp., one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers


Translations for NEUTER

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

neuter(adjective)

in certain languages, of the gender which is neither masculine nor feminine

a neuter noun.

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