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Neuter is a Latin adjective meaning "neither", and can refer to:

See also

  • Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR), an alternative to euthanasia for managing feral cat and dog populations

Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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English

Etymology

Latin, from ne (not) + uter (whether); compare English whether and 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.

Translations

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Noun

Singular
neuter

Plural
neuters

neuter (plural neuters)

  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.

Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to neuter

Third person singular
neuters

Simple past
neutered

Past participle
neutered

Present participle
neutering

to neuter (third-person singular simple present neuters, present participle neutering, simple past and past participle neutered)

  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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Latin

Etymology

From ne (not) + uter (either).

Adjective

neuter m. (feminine neutra, neuter neutrum); first/second declension

  1. neuter, neither

Inflection

First and second declensions (1&2). Irregular in that the singular genitive ends in -īus and the singular dative in -ī.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masculine Feminine Neuter Masculine Feminine Neuter
nominative neuter neutra neutrum neutrī neutrae neutra
genitive neutrīus neutrīus neutrīus neutrōrum neutrārum neutrōrum
dative neutrī neutrī neutrī neutrīs neutrīs neutrīs
accusative neutrum neutram neutrum neutrōs neutrās neutra
ablative neutrō neutrā neutrō neutrīs neutrīs neutrīs
vocative neuter neutra neutrum neutrī neutrae neutra







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