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

Wiktionary

  1. neither(Adverb)

    similarly not

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

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

  2. neither(Pronoun)

    not either one

    ... because neither is correct.

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

  3. neither(Conjunction)

    not either (used with nor)

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Neither

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

    Etymology: [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.]

Freebase

  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?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say neither in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Winston Churchill:

    Here is the answer which I will give to President Roosevelt... We shall not fail or falter we shall not weaken or tire. Neither the sudden shock of battle nor the long-drawn trials of vigilance and exertion will wear us down. Give us the tools and we will finish the job.

  2. Sam Yebri:

    Iranian Americans — of all faiths — were relieved to see that no Americans were harmed by Iran's missile strikes, so, I remain hopeful that the leaders of America and Iran will heed the call of their people who believe that war is neither necessary nor inevitable.

  3. Maciej Pawlicki:

    The rate (which results from the algorithm) means that neither zloty nor foreign currency borrowers are privileged against each others.

  4. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82:

    The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.

  5. Aberjhani:

    Whereas the insufficiency of a love neither sustained nor supreme cannot be ignored, the same should not be taken as cause to avoid one’s total spiritual contractual engagement to this world.

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