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. Chris Morris:

    Wanting neither too much to live, nor too much to die.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Bear in mind that neither wearing white clothes makes anyone a clean soul nor does putting on a black dress make anybody a bad heart.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    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.

  4. James Gelvin:

    The second one is the fact that now you have a stalemate on the ground ... neither side is going to be able to win it on the battlefield.

  5. Metin Feyzioglu:

    We don't want a Gulenist structure within the judiciary but neither do we want an Erdoganist structure.

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