Definitions for Neutralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
neu•tralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-(adj.)
not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others:
a neutral nation.
not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy.
of or belonging to a neutral state or party:
of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite:
a neutral personality.
(of a color or shade) without hue; achromatic. matching well with many or most other colors or shades, as white or beige.
exhibiting neither acid nor alkaline qualities:
(of a particle) having no electric charge. (of an atom, molecule, or collection of particles) having no net electric charge. not magnetized.
(of a vowel) pronounced with the tongue relaxed in a central position, as the a in
(n.)a person or nation that is neutral.
a citizen of a neutral nation during a war.
the position or state of disengaged gears or other interconnecting parts.
a neutral color.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Origin of neutral:
1400–50; late ME < L neutrālis grammatically neuter. See neuter , -al1
one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute
having no personal preference
"impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"
inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)
having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive
"inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"
not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest
possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics
having no hue
"neutral colors like black or white"
lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics
"a neutral personality that made no impression whatever"
having no net electric charge
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
neutral(adjective)ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-
neither for nor against the people on the two sides of a disagreement, competition, etc.
a neutral point of view; a meeting between the opposing forces on neutral territory
neutralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-
(of a color) not bright
neutral colors like beige and cream
neutral(noun)ˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-
the position of the gears in a car when the engine is running but not engaged with the wheels
Put the car in neutral.
A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.
A person who takes no side in a dispute.
An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).
A neutral hue.
The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.
An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.
Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.
Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.
Neither positive nor negative.
Neither beneficial nor harmful.
Having no sex; neuter.
Having no obvious colour; gray
Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.
Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.
Origin: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.
not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent
neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced
neuter. See Neuter, a., 3
having neither acid nor basic properties; unable to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; -- said of certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid, and alkaline
a person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
In combat and combat support operations, an identity applied to a track whose characteristics, behavior, origin, or nationality indicate that it is neither supporting nor opposing friendly forces. See also hostile; suspect; unknown.
British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'Neutral' in Adjectives Frequency: #743
Translations for Neutral
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not taking sides in a quarrel or war
A neutral country was asked to help settle the dispute.
- neutroPortuguese (BR)
- neutral; upartiskDanish
- ουδέτερος, αμέτοχοςGreek
- nøytral, upartiskNorwegian
- بى طرفهPashto
- yansız, tarafsızTurkish
- 中立的Chinese (Trad.)
- غير جانب دارUrdu
- trung lậpVietnamese
- 中立的Chinese (Simp.)
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