Definition of Neuter

1. Noun. A gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine).

Generic synonyms: Gender, Grammatical Gender

2. Verb. Remove the ovaries of. "Is your cat spayed?"
Exact synonyms: Alter, Castrate, Spay
Specialized synonyms: Defeminise, Defeminize
Generic synonyms: Desex, Desexualise, Desexualize, Fix, Sterilise, Sterilize, Unsex
Derivative terms: Castration, Neutering, Spaying

3. Adjective. Of grammatical gender. "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun"
Antonyms: Feminine, Masculine

4. Adjective. Having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs.
Exact synonyms: Sexless
Similar to: Asexual, Nonsexual
Derivative terms: Sexlessness

Definition of Neuter

1. a. Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.

2. n. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.

Definition of Neuter

1. Adjective. (archaic) Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral. ¹

2. Adjective. (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. ¹

3. Adjective. (grammar) Intransitive ¹

4. Adjective. (biology) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. ¹

5. Noun. (grammar) The neuter gender. ¹

6. Noun. (grammar) A noun of the '''neuter''' gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words. ¹

7. Noun. (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. ¹

8. Noun. A person who takes no part in a contest; someone remaining neutral. ¹

9. Noun. (grammar) An intransitive verb or state-of-being verb. ¹

10. Verb. To remove sex organs from an animal to prevent it from having offspring; to castrate or spay, particularly as applied to domestic animals. ¹

11. Verb. To rid of sexuality ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Neuter

1. to castrate [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: castrate

Medical Definition of Neuter

1. 1. Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral. "In all our undertakings God will be either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands neuter." (South) 2. 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; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender. Intransitive; as, a neuter verb. 3. Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See Neuter. Origin: L, fr. Ne not + uter whether; akin to E. Whether. See No, and Whether, and cf. Neither. 1. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral. "The world's no neuter; it will wound or save." (Young) 2. A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words. An intransitive verb. 3. 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuter

neurovirulence
neurovirulent
neurovirus
neurovisceral
neurula
neurulae
neurular
neurulas
neurulation
neurulations
neustic
neuston
neustonic
neustons
neut
neuter (current term)
neutered
neutering
neuters
neuticles
neutraceutical
neutraceuticals
neutral
neutral-density filter
neutral-zone
neutral-zone infraction
neutral axis of straight beam
neutral beam injection
neutral buffered formalin fixative
neutral clef

Literary usage of Neuter

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"The Elimination of the neuter Gender One effect of the reduction of cases and the unification of all nouns a adjectives into ..."

2. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"If short a be, as it has been shown to be, a sign of the neuter plural inherent in the Dravidian languages, and most used by the oldest dialects, ..."

3. English Grammar in Familiar Lectures: Embracing a New Systematic Order of by Samuel Kirkham (1845)
"The nominative to a neuter verb, is neuter, because it does not produce an ... John is here connected with the neuter verb sits, which expresses simply the ..."

4. Observations on the Language of Chaucer's Troilus by George Lyman Kittredge (1891)
"The following masculine and neuter nouns which in Anglo-Saxon end in a consonant ... neuter i-stems,—ge-fér, (ge)wiht; (vu.) masculine consonant-stem,—fot. ..."

5. A Comparative Grammar of the Dravidian Or South-Indian Family of Languages by Robert Caldwell (1875)
"It consists in the addition of i to the crude or neuter noun; ... neuter Singular.—There is but little which is worthy of remark in the singular forms of ..."

6. A Short Manual of Comparative Philology for Classical Students by Peter Giles (1895)
"The reason for this is that things neuter ... But in the historical period they are so treated only when the word is neuter, although it may be conjectured ..."

7. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"The substantives are of three genders, masculine, feminine, and neuter. Substantives ending in a consonant are mostly masculine, those in a and i feminine, ..."

8. A Grammar of the New Testament Greek by Alexander Buttmann (1891)
"For examples of the neuter Plural in a concrete personal sense see 1 Cor. i. ... The (good classic) use of the neuter Participle instead of the simple ..."

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