What does neither mean?

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ˈni ðər, ˈnaɪ-nei·ther

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neitheradjective

    not either; not one or the other

Wiktionary

  1. neitheradverb

    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. neitherpronoun

    not either one

    ... because neither is correct.

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

  3. neitherconjunction

    not either (used with nor)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neitheradjective

    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
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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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. Michael Gerrard:

    It's significant that in neither the( Dutch) nor the Juliana case have the government defendants contested the underlying science of climate change, instead their defenses are what is the proper role of the courts, as opposed to the legislative and administrative branches dealing with the issue.

  2. The Taliban:

    We reject all such rumors and unequivocally state that the esteemed leader of the Islamic Emirate has not authorized anyone to participate in this meeting, and neither has the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate decided to partake in it.

  3. Ruben Oliva:

    His cooperation led to the dismantling of the first narco state in the western hemisphere, people talk about Colombia and Mexico, but neither of those were compromised to the highest levels as Haiti was.

  4. Milton Friedman:

    A society that puts equality... ahead of freedom will end up with neither equality nor freedom.

  5. Andrew Wilkie:

    Neither the Labor Party or the Liberal Party have a God-given right to rule.

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