pronunciation: / ˈni ðər, ˈnaɪ- /

parts of speech: conjunction, adjective, pronoun

part of speech: conjunction

definition: not one or the other of two; not either (usually paired with “nor” in a sentence).

  • Neither the cat nor the dog came into the house.

part of speech: adjective

definition: not either; not one or the other.

  • Neither plan has worked.

part of speech: pronoun

definition: not either; not one person or thing or the other.

  • She asked two different people for directions, but neither could help her.