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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

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


VERB (1)

1. remove the ovaries of;
- Example: "Is your cat spayed?"
[syn: alter, neuter, spay, castrate]


ADJECTIVE (2)

1. of grammatical gender;
- Example: "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun"

2. having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs;
[syn: neuter, sexless]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands neuter. --South. [1913 Webster] 2. (Gram.) (a) 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; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender. (b) Intransitive; as, a neuter verb. [1913 Webster] 3. (Biol.) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See Neuter, n., 3. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

neuter \neu"ter\, v. t. To render incapable of sexual reproduction; to remove or alter the sexual organs so as to make infertile; to alter; to fix; to desex; -- in male animals, to castrate; in female animals, to spay. [PJC]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words. (b) An intransitive verb. [1913 Webster] 3. (Biol.) 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

neuter adj 1: of grammatical gender; "`it' is the third-person singular neuter pronoun" [ant: feminine, masculine] 2: having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs [syn: neuter, sexless] n 1: a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine) v 1: remove the ovaries of; "Is your cat spayed?" [syn: alter, neuter, spay, castrate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

91 Moby Thesaurus words for "neuter": Laodicean, alter, animate, anythingarian, apathetic, asexual, capon, castrate, castrated, centrist, change, cold, common gender, contemplative, cool, cut, desex, desexualize, do-nothing, doctor, dormant, emasculate, emasculated, epicene, eunuchize, eunuchized, even, feminine, fence-sitter, fervorless, fifty-fifty, fix, frigid, frustrated, geld, gender, half-and-half, halfhearted, idle, immobile, impartial, impotent, inactive, inanimate, independent, indifferent, inert, laissez-aller, laissez-faire, lukewarm, masculine, meditative, midway, moderate, motionless, mugwump, mutilate, neutral, nonaligned, noncommitted, nonpartisan, nothingarian, on the fence, paralytic, paralyzed, passive, perfunctory, procrastinating, quiescent, quietist, quietistic, sexless, spay, stagnant, stagnating, standpat, static, stationary, tepid, third force, third world, third-force, third-world, uncommitted, uninvolved, unsex, unsexed, unsexual, vegetable, vegetative, zealless