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English

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]], from ne (not) + uter (whether); akin to English whether. See no and whether, and compare neither.

Pronunciation

Adjective

neuter (not comparable)

Positive
neuter

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. (archaic) Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
    • SouthIn all our undertakings God will be either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands neuter.
  2. (grammar) Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex.
    a neuter noun; the neuter definite article; a neuter termination; the neuter gender
  3. (grammar) Intransitive
    a neuter verb
  4. (biology) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.

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Noun

Singular
neuter

Plural
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  1. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
    • YoungThe world’s no neuter; it will wound or save.
  2. (grammar) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
  3. (grammar) An intransitive verb.
  4. (biology) 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.

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Verb

Infinitive
to neuter

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to neuter (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To remove sex organs from an animal to prevent it from having offspring; to castrate or spay, particularly as applied to domestic animals.

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