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NEUTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does neuter mean? 

NEUTER (noun)
  The noun NEUTER has 1 sense:

1. a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

  Familiarity information: NEUTER used as a noun is very rare.


NEUTER (adjective)
  The adjective NEUTER has 2 senses:

1. of grammatical gender
2. having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs

  Familiarity information: NEUTER used as an adjective is rare.


NEUTER (verb)
  The verb NEUTER has 1 sense:

1. remove the ovaries of

  Familiarity information: NEUTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEUTER (noun)


Sense 1neuter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("neuter" is a kind of...):

gender; grammatical gender (a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness)


NEUTER (adjective)


Sense 1neuter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of grammatical gender

Context example:

'it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun

Antonym:

feminine; masculine (of grammatical gender)


Sense 2neuter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs

Synonyms:

sexless; neuter

Similar:

asexual; nonsexual (not having or involving sex)


NEUTER (verb)


Sense 1neuter [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove the ovaries of

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

neuter; spay; castrate; alter

Context example:

Is your cat spayed?

Hypernyms (to "neuter" is one way to...):

desex; desexualise; desexualize; fix; sterilise; sterilize; unsex (make infertile)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "neuter"):

defeminise; defeminize (remove the ovaries of (female mammals such as cats))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody


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