Definitions for Neutralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neu•tralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-(adj.)

  1. not taking part or giving assistance in a dispute or war between others:

    a neutral nation.

    Category: Government

  2. not aligned with or supporting any side or position in a controversy.

    Category: Government

  3. of or belonging to a neutral state or party:

    neutral territory.

    Category: Government

  4. of no particular kind, characteristics, etc.; indefinite:

    a neutral personality.

  5. (of a color or shade) without hue; achromatic. matching well with many or most other colors or shades, as white or beige.

  6. exhibiting neither acid nor alkaline qualities:

    neutral salts.

    Category: Chemistry

  7. (of a particle) having no electric charge. (of an atom, molecule, or collection of particles) having no net electric charge. not magnetized.

    Category: Physics

  8. (of a vowel) pronounced with the tongue relaxed in a central position, as the a in


    Category: Phonetics

  9. (n.)a person or nation that is neutral.

    Category: Government

  10. a citizen of a neutral nation during a war.

    Category: Government

  11. the position or state of disengaged gears or other interconnecting parts.

    Category: Automotive

  12. a neutral color.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of neutral:

1400–50; late ME < L neutrālis grammatically neuter. See neuter , -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. neutral(adj)

    one who does not side with any party in a war or dispute

  2. impersonal, neutral(adj)

    having no personal preference

    "impersonal criticism"; "a neutral observer"

  3. inert, indifferent, neutral(adj)

    having only a limited ability to react chemically; chemically inactive

    "inert matter"; "an indifferent chemical in a reaction"

  4. neutral(adj)

    not supporting or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest

  5. neutral(adj)

    possessing no distinctive quality or characteristics

  6. achromatic, neutral(adj)

    having no hue

    "neutral colors like black or white"

  7. neutral(adj)

    lacking distinguishing quality or characteristics

    "a neutral personality that made no impression whatever"

  8. neutral, electroneutral(adj)

    having no net electric charge

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. 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

  2. neutralˈnu trəl, ˈnyu-

    (of a color) not bright

    neutral colors like beige and cream

  3. 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.


  1. neutral(Noun)

    A nonaligned state, or a member of such a state.

  2. neutral(Noun)

    A person who takes no side in a dispute.

  3. neutral(Noun)

    An individual or entity serving as an arbitrator or adjudicator (jargon / legal).

  4. neutral(Noun)

    A neutral hue.

  5. neutral(Noun)

    The position of a set of gears in which power cannot be transmitted to the drive mechanism.

  6. neutral(Noun)

    An electrical terminal or conductor which has zero or close to zero voltage with respect to the ground.

  7. neutral(Adjective)

    Not taking sides in a conflict such as war; nonaligned.

  8. neutral(Adjective)

    Favouring neither the supporting nor opposing viewpoint of a topic of debate; unbiased.

  9. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither positive nor negative.

  10. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither beneficial nor harmful.

  11. neutral(Adjective)

    Having no sex; neuter.

  12. neutral(Adjective)

    Having no obvious colour; gray

  13. neutral(Adjective)

    Neither positive nor negative; possessing no charge or equivalent positive and negative charge such that there is no imbalance.

  14. neutral(Adjective)

    Having a pH of 7, neither acidic nor alkaline.

  15. Origin: From neutral (French: neutre), from neutralis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neutral(adj)

    not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent

  2. Neutral(adj)

    neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced

  3. Neutral(adj)

    neuter. See Neuter, a., 3

  4. Neutral(adj)

    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

  5. Neutral(noun)

    a person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. neutral

    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

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Neutral' in Adjectives Frequency: #743

Anagrams of Neutral

  1. unalter

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.

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