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Meaning of “neither” in the English Dictionary

"neither" in British English

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neitherdeterminer, pronoun, conjunction, adverb

uk   /ˈnaɪ.ðər/ /ˈniː-/  us   /-ðɚ/
B2 not either of two things or ​people: We've got two TVs, but neither ​worksproperly. Neither of my ​parentslikes my ​boyfriend. Neither one of us is ​interested in ​gardening. "Which one would you ​choose?" "Neither. They're both ​terrible." If she doesn't ​agree to the ​plan, neither will Tom (= he will also not). Chris wasn't at the ​meeting and neither was her ​assistant.informal "I don't ​feel like going out this ​evening." "Me neither." On two ​occasions she was ​accused of ​stealingmoney from the ​company, but in neither case was there any ​evidence to ​support the ​claims.neither ... nor B2 used when you ​want to say that two or more things are not ​true: Neither my ​mothernor my ​father went to ​university. They ​speak neither ​FrenchnorGerman, but a ​strangemixture of the two. I neither ​knownorcare what ​happened to him.

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(Definition of neither from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"neither" in American English

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neitherpronoun, conjunction, adjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈni·ðər, ˈnɑɪ-/
not one and not the other of two things or ​people: They have two ​TVs but neither one ​works. Neither of my ​brothers could come to the ​party. infml "I don’t ​feel like going out ​tonight." "Me neither."
(Definition of neither from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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