What does neither mean?

Definitions for neither
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

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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. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    Cowardice asks the question - is it safe? Vanity asks the question - is it popular? Expediency asks the question - is it political? But conscience asks the question - is it right? There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.

  2. Chuck Ardo:

    I can neither confirm, deny, or otherwise comment.

  3. Tuesday FIFA:

    The said statement about the report on the inquiry into the 2018-2022 Fifa World Cup bidding process does not constitute a decision and as such is neither legally binding nor appealable, michael Garcia has just received the decision and is reviewing it.

  4. Acting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:

    We would neither allow Turkey to face a fait accompli nor would we plunge it into an adventure.

  5. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Woman's natural and significant task, lies upon a moral imperative, to nourish and educate children for a sober and disciplined generation; but most women became involved in their legal rights, out of that obligation. Consequently, they face the collapse of both ways, neither having the rights nor a moral imperative; thus, they stand on an awkward stage.

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