- noting or pertaining to a gender that refers to things classed as neither masculine nor feminine.
- (of a verb) intransitive.
- the neuter gender.
- a noun of that gender.
- another element marking that gender.
- an intransitive verb.
Origin of neuter
Words nearby neuter
How to use neuter in a sentence
She brought back some of the agreeable ones for adoption and started capturing and neutering others.
In the past decade, she said, 380 of the island’s cats have been neutered by her organization, Veterinarians on the Road.
By the 1970s, spay and neuter technology became more widely used, and animal-welfare groups like the Humane Society of the United States promoted the motto of “legislate, educate, sterilize” to reduce the number of unwanted animals.How the Pandemic Pet-Adoption Boom Fits Into the Long History of Rescuing Animals|Olivia B. Waxman|June 3, 2021|Time
They want to neuter the military literally and figuratively while weakening our nation’s line of defense.Va. House of Delegates candidate defends anti-transgender comments|Michael K. Lavers|April 13, 2021|Washington Blade
In 2013, for example, Facebook sought to neuter the rise of Vine, a short-video service launched by Twitter, the FTC complaint says.U.S., states sue Facebook as an illegal monopoly, setting stage for potential breakup|Tony Romm|December 9, 2020|Washington Post
She says the Humane Society would like to enforce spay and neuter laws to the point where there would be no purebred dogs left.
It seeks to neuter the criticism of any lurking Paltrow naysayers wishing to transfer their negativity to Lively.
In a land where resources are scarce, and spay-neuter initiatives are only starting to make inroads, this is not surprising.
Take that away, or neuter the violence too much, and enrollment drops.Steve James and Christopher Nowinski Talk the New Doc ‘Head Games’|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Pro: “My God, it is intolerable to think of spending ones whole life, like a neuter bee, working, working & nothing after all.”
The word mistranslated “greater,” πλεῖον, is neuter and cannot be applied to a man.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
In my rendering of this the pronoun "his" must be understood in its old English latitude as either neuter or masculine.Solomon Maimon: An Autobiography.|Solomon Maimon
The neuter of Myrmica rubra, another ant, has no ocelli or stemmata, although the male and female are provided with them.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. III (of 4)|William Kirby
Mtzner translates quia situm est in malo, treating ille as a neuter noun, evil.
To grumble, as Cox pointed out to Mrs. Bouncer, is a verb neuter meaning to complain without a cause.The Law and the Poor|Edward Abbott Parry
British Dictionary definitions for neuter
- denoting or belonging to a gender of nouns which for the most part have inanimate referents or do not specify the sex of their referents
- (as noun)German ``Mädchen'' ( meaning ``girl'' ) is a neuter