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1. not either; not one or the other;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neither \Nei"ther\ (n[=e]"[th][~e]r or n[imac]"[th][~e]r; 277), a. [OE. neither, nother, nouther, AS. n[=a]w[eth]er, n[=a]hwae[eth]er; n[=a] never, not + hwae[eth]er whether. The word has followed the form of either. See No, and Whether, and cf. Neuter, Nor.] Not either; not the one or the other. [1913 Webster] Which of them shall I take? Both? one? or neither? Neither can be enjoyed, If both remain alive. --Shak. [1913 Webster] He neither loves, Nor either cares for him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neither \Nei"ther\, conj. Not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coordinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor. [1913 Webster] Fight neither with small nor great, save only with the king. --1 Kings xxii. 31. [1913 Webster] Hadst thou been firm and fixed in thy dissent, Neither had I transgressed, nor thou with me. --Milton. [1913 Webster] When she put it on, she made me vow That I should neither sell, nor give, nor lose it. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Note: Neither was formerly often used where we now use nor. "For neither circumcision, neither uncircumcision is anything at all." --Tyndale. "Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it." --Gen. iii. 3. Neither is sometimes used colloquially at the end of a clause to enforce a foregoing negative (nor, not, no). "He is very tall, but not too tall neither." --Addison. " `I care not for his thrust' `No, nor I neither.'" --Shak. [1913 Webster] Not so neither, by no means. [Obs.] --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

neither adj 1: not either; not one or the other