Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not either. See either.
  • Not one or the other. See either, pron.
  • Not either; not in either case: a disjunctive conjunction (the negative of either), preceding one of a series of two or more alternative clauses, and correlative with nor (or, formerly, neither or ne) before the following clause or clauses.
  • Not in any case; in no case; not at all: used adverbially for emphasis at the end of the last clause, when this already contains a negative.
  • And not; nor yet.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • conjunction Not either; generally used to introduce the first of two or more coördinate clauses of which those that follow begin with nor.
  • conjunction [Obs.] by no means.
  • adjective Not either; not the one or the other.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • determiner not one of two; not either
  • pronoun not either one
  • conjunction not either (used with nor)
  • adverb conjunctive similarly not

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective not either; not one or the other

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Alteration (after either) of nauther, from Old English nawþer, contraction of nahwæþer, corresponding to no + whether.

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