Neuter verb
Verb Verb, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See {Word}.] 1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] --South. [1913 Webster]

2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the suffering of action. [1913 Webster]

Note: A verb is a word whereby the chief action of the mind [the assertion or the denial of a proposition] finds expression. --Earle. [1913 Webster]

{Active verb}, {Auxiliary verb}, {Neuter verb}, etc. See {Active}, {Auxiliary}, {Neuter}, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • Neuter — Neu ter, a. [L., fr. ne not + uter whether; akin to E. whether. See {No}, and {Whether}, and cf. {Neither}.] 1. Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] In all our undertakings God will be …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Verb — Verb, n. [F. verbe, L. verbum a word, verb. See {Word}.] 1. A word; a vocable. [Obs.] South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) A word which affirms or predicates something of some person or thing; a part of speech expressing being, action, or the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Neuter — Neu ter, n. 1. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral. [1913 Webster] The world s no neuter; it will wound or save. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) (a) A noun of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • neuter — [no͞ot′ər, nyo͞ot′ər] adj. [ME neutre < MFr or L: MFr neutre < L neuter, neither < ne , not (see NO1) + uter, either] 1. Archaic taking neither side; neutral 2. Biol. a) having no sexual organ; asexual b) having undeveloped o …   English World dictionary

  • neuter — ► ADJECTIVE 1) Grammar (of a noun) not masculine, feminine, or common. 2) (of an animal) lacking developed sexual organs, or having had them removed. 3) (of a plant or flower) having neither functional pistils nor stamens. ► NOUN Grammar ▪ a… …   English terms dictionary

  • neuter — 1. adjective /ˈnjuːtə,ˈnuːtɚ,ˈnjuːtɚ/ a) 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. b) Having a form belonging… …   Wiktionary

  • neuter — /nooh teuhr, nyooh /, adj. 1. Gram. a. noting or pertaining to a gender that refers to things classed as neither masculine nor feminine. b. (of a verb) intransitive. 2. Biol. having no organs of reproduction; without sex; asexual. 3. Zool. having …   Universalium

  • neuter — [[t]nju͟ːtə(r), AM nu͟ːt [/t]] neuters, neutering, neutered 1) VERB: usu passive When an animal is neutered, its reproductive organs are removed so that it cannot create babies. [have n V ed] We ask the public to have their dogs neutered and keep …   English dictionary

  • neuter — /ˈnjutə / (say nyoohtuh) adjective 1. Grammar a. denoting or relating to one of the three genders of Latin, German, Greek, etc., or one of the two of Dutch, Swedish, etc., so termed because few if any nouns denoting males or females belong to it …   Australian English dictionary

  • neuter — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English neutre, from Middle French & Latin; Middle French neutre, from Latin neuter, literally, neither, from ne not + uter which of two more at no, whether Date: 14th century 1. a. of, relating to, or constituting… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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