Neuter definition

no͝otər, nyo͝o-
Castrated or spayed. Used of animals.
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A castrated or spayed animal.
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Neither active nor passive; intransitive. Used of verbs.
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The neuter gender.
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Neuter means to make an animal neutral or incapable of reproduction.

An example of neuter is to spay a dog.

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Neuter is defined as a castrated animal or a plant or animal that is sexually undeveloped.

An example of a neuter is a spayed cat.

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Androgynous or asexual.
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(archaic) Taking no side in a dispute; neutral.
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Neither masculine nor feminine in gender.
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Having undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs.

The neuter caste in social insects.

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Having pistils and stamens that are nonfunctional or absent.
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(archaic) One that is neutral in a dispute.
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A neuter word.
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A neuter noun.
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To render ineffective or powerless.

A scandal that neutered the politician.

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Having no sexual organ; asexual.
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Having undeveloped or imperfect sexual organs in the adult, as the worker bee.
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Designating, of, or belonging to a third gender, existing in many highly inflected languages, consisting of words that have neither masculine nor feminine grammatical gender.
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Neither active nor passive; intransitive.
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(archaic) A neutral person or group.
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(biol.) A plant or animal lacking, or having undeveloped, sexual organs.
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The neuter gender.
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A word or form in this gender.
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An intransitive verb.
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To castrate or spay (an animal)
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Androgynous or asexual.
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Having undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs.

The neuter caste in social insects.

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Having pistils and stamens that are nonfunctional or absent.
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(archaic) Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
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(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.

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(grammar) Intransitive.

A neuter verb.

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(biology) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless.
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(grammar) The neuter gender.
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(grammar) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
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(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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A person who takes no part in a contest; someone remaining neutral.
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(grammar) An intransitive verb or state-of-being verb.
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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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An androgynous or asexual person.
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The definition of neuter is neutral, asexual or of a third gender.

An example of a neuter person is someone not interested in any sexual relationship.

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A castrated animal.
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Castrated or spayed. Used of animals.
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To castrate or spay.
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An insect that has undeveloped or nonfunctional sexual organs, such as a worker bee.
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To castrate or spay.
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(archaic, punctuation & diacritics, modals / auxiliaries, interjections, articles (grammatical), linguistics, biology & biochemistry, entomology, domestic breeds) Taking neither side; neutral.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
neuter
Plural:
neuters

Origin of neuter

  • Middle English neutre from Old French from Latin neuter neither, neuter ne- not ne in Indo-European roots uter either kwo- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Latin, from ne (“not") + uter (“whether"); compare English whether and neither.

    From Wiktionary