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We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We've been working together so closely that it's kind of hard to decide what's my work and what's her work, it's ours really.
Guy Burgess

Meaning of "neither" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD NEITHER

(Literally, ne either not either): changed from Old English nāwther, from nāhwæther, from nā not + hwæther which of two.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF NEITHER

neither  [ˈnaɪðə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF NEITHER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Neither can act as an adverb, a conjunction and a determiner.
The adverb is an invariable part of the sentence that can change, explain or simplify a verb or another adverb.

The conjunction is an invariable grammatical category used to join together words and sentences.

The determinant is a modifier that provides context to the noun, often in terms of quantity and possession.

WHAT DOES NEITHER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of neither in the English dictionary

The definition of neither in the dictionary is not one nor the other ; not either.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH NEITHER


anywhither
ˈenɪˌwɪðə
bather
ˈbeɪðə
blither
ˈblɪðə
dither
ˈdɪðə
either
ˈaɪðə
elsewhither
ˈɛlsˌwɪðə
everywhither
ˈevrɪˌwɪðə
hither
ˈhɪðə
moither
ˈmɔɪðə
nither
ˈnaɪðə
nowhither
ˈnəʊˌwɪðə
scyther
ˈsaɪðə
slither
ˈslɪðə
somewhither
ˈsʌmˌwɪðə
sunbather
ˈsʌnbeɪðə
thither
ˈðɪðə
tither
ˈtaɪðə
whither
ˈwɪðə
wither
ˈwɪðə
zither
ˈzɪðə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE NEITHER

neighboring
neighborless
neighborliness
neighborly
neighbour
neighbourhood
neighbourhood warden
neighbourhood watch
neighbouring
neighbourless
neighbourliness
neighbourly
neighing
Neill
neinei
Neisse
neither fish, flesh, nor fowl
neither here nor there
neither more nor less than
neither one thing nor the other

WORDS THAT END LIKE NEITHER

another
brother
cither
come-hither
each other
faither
father
further
hither and thither
ither
leather
mither
mother
or other
other
rather
swither
the other
together
writher

Synonyms and antonyms of neither in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «neither» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF NEITHER

Find out the translation of neither to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of neither from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «neither» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

两者都不
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tampoco
570 millions of speakers

English

neither
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

न तो
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لَا...وَلَا
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

никакой
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tampouco
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

তন্ন তন্ন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

non plus
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

sama ada
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

keiner
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

・・・もまた・・・でない
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

...도 ...도 아니다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Sanadyan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

không phải cái này mà cũng không phải cái kia
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

எந்த
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

नाही
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ne
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

neanche
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

żaden
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ні
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

nici
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μήτε
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

nie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

inte heller
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

heller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of neither

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «NEITHER»

The term «neither» is very widely used and occupies the 5.361 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «NEITHER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «neither» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «neither» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about neither

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10 QUOTES WITH «NEITHER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word neither.
1
Edward Abbey
Our 'neoconservatives' are neither new nor conservative, but old as Bablyon and evil as Hell.
2
Lynn Abbey
I do have a small collection of traditional SF ideas which I've never been able to sell. I'm known as a fantasy writer and neither my agent nor my editors want to risk my brand by jumping genre.
3
Krista Allen
I want to clear up a few myths about myself. People have written that I was a kindergarten teacher and a former Miss Texas, and neither is true.
4
Ulrich Beck
Neither science, nor the politics in power, nor the mass media, nor business, nor the law nor even the military are in a position to define or control risks rationally.
5
James W. Black
In teaching, I wanted to offer a general pharmacology course based on chemical principles, biochemical classification and mathematical modelling. In the event I achieved neither of my ambitions.
6
Guy Burgess
We have different personalities and different skills and the kind of things that we do, we can do together that neither of us can do separately. We've been working together so closely that it's kind of hard to decide what's my work and what's her work, it's ours really.
7
James Callaghan
The rule of law should be upheld by all political parties. They should neither advise others to break the law, nor encourage others to do so even when they strongly disagree with the legislation put forward by the government of the day.
8
Karel Capek
Relativism is neither a method of fighting, nor a method of creating, for both of these are uncompromising and at times even ruthless; rather, it is a method of cognition.
9
Margaret Cavendish
And though my Lord hath lost his estate and been banished out of his country, yet neither despised poverty nor pinching necessity could make him break the bonds of friendship or weaken his loyal duty.
10
Linda Chavez
Neither the wording of the amendment itself nor common practice challenged the widely held belief that government guaranteed freedom of religion, not freedom from religion.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «NEITHER»

Discover the use of neither in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to neither and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Neither Here Nor There
As he makes his way round this incredibly varied continent, he retraces his travels as a student twenty years before with caustic hilarity. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Bill Bryson, 2012
2
Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder
This is a story of fathers and sons, of the struggle for redemption after the loss of innocence, of distinct cultures on a common land.
Kent Nerburn, 2010
3
Neither Gods Nor Emperors: Students and the Struggle for ...
Sociologist Craig Calhoun who witnessed the monumental event of which he writes offers a vivid, carefully crafted analysis of the Chinese student uprising in Beijing's Tiananmen Square in the spring of 1989.
Craig Calhoun, 1997
4
Neither Poverty Nor Riches: A Biblical Theology of Possessions
(NSBT) Craig L. Blomberg offers a comprehensive biblical theology of the Christian attitude to poverty, wealth and material possessions.
Craig L. Blomberg, 2000
5
Neither Black Nor White Yet Both: Thematic Explorations of ...
Werner Sollors examines these questions and others in "Neither Black nor White yet Both," a fully researched investigation of literary works that, in the past, have been read more for a black-white contrast of "either-or" than for an ...
Werner Sollors, 1999
6
Neither Right Nor Left: Fascist Ideology in France
Listed by Le Monde as one of the forty most important books published in France during the 1980s, this explosive work asserts that fascism was an important part of the mainstream of European history, not just a temporary development in ...
Zeev Sternhell, 1996
7
I'm Neither Here Nor There: Mexicans’ Quotidian Struggles ...
DIVStudies poor and working-class Mexicans in the USA, showing how migration influences the creation of identity, family, and community and how it affects even those who don't themselves actually migrate./div
Patricia Zavella, 2011
8
Neither-Nor: A Young Australian's Experience With Deafness
In the fifth Deaf Lives volume, Jacobs tells of searching in Australia and Europe for an identity that has yet to be invented, as being neither deaf nor hearing, but an in-between.
Paul Jacobs, 2007
9
Neither Black Nor White: Slavery and Race Relations in ...
A comparative study of slavery in Brazil and the United States, first published in 1971, looking at the demographic, economic, and cultural factors that allowed black people in Brazil to gain economically and retain their African culture, ...
Carl N. Degler, 1971
10
Syria: Neither Bread Nor Freedom
This is Bashar al-Assad‘s legacy and the system which, given time, he hopes to reform.
Alan George, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «NEITHER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term neither is used in the context of the following news items.
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Commentary: Want Seattle to be more like S.F.? Neither do I, so …
Last week I spotted this tweet from Ben Evans, a well-regarded analyst and investor at Andreessen Horowitz. «GeekWire, Jul 15»
2
Civil Society: Neither Civil nor Social
Unfortunately, today's civil society is often neither civil nor social. It has been too much in the rulers' comfort zone and not vigilant or assertive ... «The Jewish Press, Jul 15»
3
Kunal Kohli: SC gave us the option of settlement and it's neither a …
The verdict further reads, "For the ill informed, a settlement is neither a win nor a defeat. It is an amicable resolution between two litigating ... «Times of India, Jul 15»
4
Fundraising Isn't about Money…Neither is Giving: Part 3
Yes, this is a multi-part column. And all the parts are like chapters in a story. If you leave out a part of the story, you may not understand. It's like ... «The Nonprofit Quarterly, Jul 15»
5
Neither a thriller nor an epic: 'Ahalya' is a tale of morality from house …
When everyone on social media – especially Twitter starts tweeting about Ahalya and Goutam Maharishi, you can't be blamed for thinking that ... «Firstpost, Jul 15»
6
Looks like neither Eminem nor Dr. Dre will be joining NWA on their …
The head of Universal Pictures, Donna Langley, had suggested in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that there was a strong possibility ... «Entertainment.ie, Jul 15»
7
NORM PATTIS: Atticus found no grace in 'Watchman,' and neither
I'm tempted to think that Harper Lee kept her silence all these years because she knew a deeper truth: Atticus Finch was a racist before he was ... «New Haven Register, Jul 15»
8
Obama Does Not Prosecute “Mega-Crooks”. Neither Would Hillary …
The chief reason why the USA is no longer a democracy (if it ever was) is that its mega-criminals have impunity, just like kings and other ... «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
9
Mental Illness Doesn't Explain Mass Violence–but Neither Does …
Mental Illness Doesn't Explain Mass Violence–but Neither Does “Islamic Extremism”. By Jim Naureckas. Global Research, July 22, 2015. FAIR 21 July 2015. «Center for Research on Globalization, Jul 15»
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Neither secure nor comfortable, where did Nkandla money go?: Frolick
Cedric Frolick‚ the chairman of the parliamentary committee into Police Minister Nathi Nhleko's report on President Jacob Zuma's Nkandla ... «Times LIVE, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Neither [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/neither>. Nov 2019 ».
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