Webster 1913 Edition
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
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;
Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See
A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
The world’s no
neuter; it will wound or save.
A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words.
An intransitive verb.
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; esp., 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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Not adhering to either party; taking no part with either side, either when persons are contending, or questions are discussed. It may be synonymous with indifferent, or it may not. The United States remained neuter during the French Revolution, but very few of the people were indifferent as to the success of the parties engaged. A man may be neuter from feeling, and he is then indifferent; but he may be neuter in fact, when he is not in feeling or principle. A judge should be perfectly neuter in feeling, that he may decide with impartiality.
2.In grammar, of neither gender; an epithet given to nouns that are neither masculine nor feminine; primarily to nouns which express neither sex.
1.A person that takes no part in a contest between two or more individuals or nations; a person who is either indifferent to the cause, or forbears to interfere.
2.A animal of neither sex, or incapable of propagation. The working bees are neuters.
Neuter verb, in grammar, a verb which expresses an action or state limited to the subject, and which is not followed by an object; as, I go; I sit; I am; I run; I walk. It is better denominated intransitive.