Neither means not one or the other of two things.(pronoun)
An example of neither is when Jim did not go to the party and Sally did not go to the party.
Neither is defined as not one nor the other of two things actually happened or was true.(conjunction)
An example of neither is when you are not hot and you are not cold.
See neither in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME naither, altered (by assoc. with eyther, either) < nauther < OE na-hwæther, lit., not whether (see no, whether), not either of two
See neither in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English nāwther, nāhwǽther (influenced by ǽghwǽther, ǽgther, either)
Origin: : nā, not; see ne in Indo-European roots
Origin: + hwǽther, which of two; see kwo- in Indo-European roots. Usage Note: According to the traditional rule, neither is used only to mean “not one or the other of two.” To refer to “none of several,” none is preferred: None (not neither) of the three opposition candidates would make a better president than the incumbent. • The traditional rule also holds that neither is grammatically singular: Neither candidate is having an easy time with the press. However, it is often used with a plural verb, especially when followed by of and a plural: Neither of the candidates are really expressing their own views. • As a conjunction neither is properly followed by nor, not or, in formal style: Neither prayers nor curses (not or curses) did any good. See Usage Notes at either, every, he1, none, nor1, or1.
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