Definition of "neutral" []

  • Not aligned with, supporting, or favoring either side in a war, dispute, or contest. (adjective)
  • Belonging to neither side in a controversy: on neutral ground. (adjective)
  • Belonging to neither kind; not one thing or the other. (adjective)
  • Sexless; neuter. (adjective)
  • Chemistry Of or relating to a solution or compound that is neither acidic nor alkaline. (adjective)
  • Not siding with any party to a war or dispute (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of, belonging to, or appropriate to a neutral party, country, etc (adjective)
  • Of no distinctive quality, characteristics, or type; indifferent (adjective)
  • (of a colour such as white or black) having no hue; achromatic (adjective)
  • (of a colour) dull, but harmonizing with most other colours (adjective)
  • Neither acidic nor alkaline (adjective)
  • Having zero charge or potential (adjective)
  • Having no magnetism (adjective)
  • (of a vowel) articulated with the tongue relaxed in mid-central position and the lips midway between spread and rounded (adjective)
  • A neutral person, nation, etc (noun)
  • A citizen of a neutral state (noun)
  • The position of the controls of a gearbox that leaves the transmission disengaged (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "neutral" in a sentence
  • "The neutral monism I advocate, accordingly, has more in common with the ontology of the late Platonic dialogues than with that of the early Russell which the name ˜neutral monism™ commonly brings to mind."
  • "_semi-neutral_ Gray is distinguished from the _neutral_ Grey, which springs in an infinite series from the mixture of the neutral black and white."
  • "Holly studied Dante, her expression neutral and composed."