1 of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun" [ant: masculine, feminine]
2 having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs [syn: sexless] n : a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine) v : remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?" [syn: alter, spay, castrate]
Etymology, from ne + uter; akin to English whether. See no and whether, and compare neither.
- Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
- South — In all our undertakings God will be either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands neuter
- Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not
appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that
which is of neither
- a neuter noun; the neuter definite article; a neuter termination; the neuter gender
- a neuter verb
- Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.
Neither the one thing nor the other
Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females
Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones
- Faroese: hvørkikyn
- Finnish: neutri- (2,4, in compounds), intransitiivinen (3)
- French: neutre
- Hebrew: ניטרלי (neytráli)
- Italian: neutro
- Japanese: 中性 (ちゅうせい, chūsei), 中立 (ちゅうりつ, chūritsu)
- Norwegian: nøytral (1), intetkjønn (2)
- Portuguese: neutro
- Russian: средний (srédnij) (2), непереходный (neperexódnyj) (3), бесполный (bespólnyj) (4), нейтральный
- Swedish: neutrum (2)
- A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either
indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
- Young — The world’s no neuter; it will wound or save
- A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
- An intransitive verb.
- An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; especially, one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers.
- Danish: intetkønsord (2), kastrat (4)
- Finnish: neutraali (1), neutri (2, 4), puolueeton (1), intransitiiviverbi (3),
- German: Neutrum (2), Intransitivum (3)
- Greek: ουδέτερον γένος (oudéteron génos) (2)
- Icelandic: hvorugkyn
- Japanese: 中性 (ちゅうせい, chūsei)
- Russian: средний род (srédnij rod) (2)
- Swedish: neutrum (2)
to remove sex organs from an animal
The word neuter can refer to:
It comes from Latin where it means neither of the two, where ne : means none, and uter means either (of the two).
neuter in French: Neutre
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