What does the word neuter mean?

Usage examples for neuter

  1. Now it is true that, by means of the feminine termination, adjectives are changed into abstract nouns, but never into such as indicate an action; but always into such only for which, in Latin and Greek, the neuter of the adjective might be used. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  2. These single and fertile plants correspond " to the males and females of an ant- colony, the infertile plants, which are regularly produced in large numbers, to the neuter workers of the colony." – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. The Chiefs accepted that offer, and the Indians remained peaceable, till the commencement of the revolt of the thirteen Colonies, when they were called upon to aid in defence of the Province, or at least to remain neuter. – First History of New Brunswick by Peter Fisher Commentator: William Fisher