What does Neither mean?

Definitions for Neither
ˈni ðər, ˈnaɪ-Nei·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neither(adj)

    not either; not one or the other


  1. neither(Adverb)

    similarly not

    Just as you would not correct it, neither would I.

  2. neither(Pronoun)

    not either one

    ... because neither is correct.

  3. neither(Conjunction)

    not either (used with nor)

  4. Origin: Alteration (after either) of nauther, from nawþer, contraction of nahwæþer, corresponding to no + whether.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neither(adj)

    not either; not the one or the other

  2. Neither

    not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coordinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor

  3. Origin: [OE. neither, nother, nouther, AS. nwer, nhwaeer; n never, not + hwaeer whether. The word has followed the form of either. See No, and Whether, and cf. Neuter, Nor.]


  1. Neither

    Neither is the only opera by Morton Feldman, dating from 1977. The libretto consists of a 56-line poem by Samuel Beckett. Beckett and Feldman had met in Berlin in 1976, with plans for a collaboration for Rome Opera. Beckett told Feldman that he himself did not like opera, and Feldman had agreed with Beckett's sentiment. The work is for a soprano soloist and chamber orchestra. It could more properly be called a monodrama, but given Feldman's own disdain for opera, it can be described as an anti-opera.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Neither

    nē′thėr, or nī′thėr, adj. and pron. not either.—conj. not either: and not: nor yet.—adv. not at all: in no case. [A.S. ther, náwther, abbrev. of náhwætherne, not, áhwæther, áwther, either.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Neither' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1892

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Neither' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3195

  3. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Neither' in Adverbs Frequency: #163

How to pronounce Neither?

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How to say Neither in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Neither in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Neither in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Neither in a Sentence

  1. William Shakespeare:

    'Tis neither here nor there.

  2. Charles Haddon Spurgeon:

    Of two evils choose neither.

  3. Wang Man:

    Neither should constitute a crime.

  4. Book of Proverbs:

    Give me neither poverty nor riches.

  5. Jennifer Hulsey:

    He’s not perfect, but neither am I.

Images & Illustrations of Neither

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