Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Neuropterous adjective (Zoology) Neuropteral.
Neurosensiferous adjective [ neuro- + sensiferous .] (Zoology) Pertaining to, or forming, both nerves and sense organs.
Neurosis noun ; plural Neuroses . [ New Latin , from Greek ... nerve.] (Medicine) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure.
Neuroskeletal adjective Of or pertaining to the neuroskeleton. [ R.] Owen.
Neuroskeleton noun [ Neuro- + skeleton .] (Anat.) The deep-seated parts of the vertebrate skeleton which are in relation with the nervous axis and locomotion. Owen.
Neurospast noun [ Latin neurospaston , Greek ..., from ... drawn by strings.] A puppet. [ R.] Dr. H. More.
Neurotic adjective [ Greek ... nerve.]
1. Of or pertaining to the nerves; seated in the nerves; nervous; as, a neurotic disease. 2. Useful in disorders of, or affecting, the nerves.
1. A disease seated in the nerves. 2. (Medicine) Any toxic agent whose action is mainly directed to the great nerve centers. » Neurotic as a class include all those poisons whose mains action is upon the brain and spinal cord. They may be divided three orders: ( a ) Cerebral neurotics , or those which affect the brain only. ( b ) Spinal neurotics , or tetanics , those which affect the spinal cord. ( c ) Cerebro-spinal neurotics , or those which affect both brain and spinal cord.
[ See Neurotomy
.] 1. An instrument for cutting or dissecting nerves. 2. (Anat.) A neuromere.
Neurotomical adjective Of or pertaining to neurotomy.
Neurotomist noun One who skilled in or practices neurotomy.
Neurotomy noun [ Neuro- + Greek ... to cut.]
1. The dissection, or anatomy, of the nervous system. 2. (Medicine) The division of a nerve, for the relief of neuralgia, or for other purposes. Dunglison.
Neurula noun [ New Latin , dim. of Greek ... a nerve.] (Zoology) An embryo or certain invertebrates in the stage when the primitive band is first developed.
[ Latin , from ne
not + uter
whether; akin to English whether
. See No
, and Whether
, and confer Neither
.] 1. Neither the one thing nor the other; on neither side; impartial; neutral.
In all our undertakings God will be either our friend or our enemy; for Providence never stands neuter . South. 2. (Gram.) (a) Having a form belonging more especially to words which are not appellations of males or females; expressing or designating that which is of neither sex; as, a neuter noun; a neuter termination; the neuter gender. (b) Intransitive; as, a neuter verb. 3. (Biol.) Having no generative organs, or imperfectly developed ones; sexless. See Neuter , noun , 3.
Neuter noun 1. A person who takes no part in a contest; one who is either indifferent to a cause or forbears to interfere; a neutral.
The world's no neuter ; it will wound or save. Young. 2. (Gram.) (a) A noun of the neuter gender; any one of those words which have the terminations usually found in neuter words. (b) An intransitive verb. 3. (Biol.) An organism, either vegetable or animal, which at its maturity has no generative organs, or but imperfectly developed ones, as a plant without stamens or pistils, as the garden Hydrangea; esp., one of the imperfectly developed females of certain social insects, as of the ant and the common honeybee, which perform the labors of the community, and are called workers .
[ Latin neutralis
, from neuter
. See Neuter
.] 1. Not engaged on either side; not taking part with or assisting either of two or more contending parties; neuter; indifferent.
The heart can not possibly remain neutral , but constantly takes part one way or the other. Shaftesbury. 2. Neither good nor bad; of medium quality; middling; not decided or pronounced.
Some things good, and some things ill, do seem, Sir J. Davies. 3. (Biol.) Neuter. See Neuter , adjective , 3. 4. (Chemistry) Having neither acid nor basic properties; unable to turn red litmus blue or blue litmus red; -- said of certain salts or other compounds. Contrasted with acid , and alkaline . Neutral axis
And neutral some, in her fantastic eye.
, Neutral surface (Mech.)
, that line or plane, in a beam under transverse pressure, at which the fibers are neither stretched nor compressed, or where the longitudinal stress is zero. See Axis .
-- Neutral equilibrium (Mech.)
, the kind of equilibrium of a body so placed that when moved slighty it neither tends to return to its former position not depart more widely from it, as a perfect sphere or cylinder on a horizontal plane.
-- Neutral salt (Chemistry)
, a salt formed by the complete replacement of the hydrogen in an acid or base; in the former case by a positive or basic, in the latter by a negative or acid, element or radical.
-- Neutral tint
, a bluish gray pigment, used in water colors, made by mixing indigo or other blue some warm color. the shades vary greatly.
- - Neutral vowel
, the vowel element having an obscure and indefinite quality, such as is commonly taken by the vowel in many unaccented syllables. It is regarded by some as identical with the ŭ in up , and is called also the natural vowel , as unformed by art and effort. See Guide to Pronunciation , § 17.
Neutral noun A person or a nation that takes no part in a contest between others; one who is neutral.
The neutral , as far as commerce extends, becomes a party in the war. R. G. Harper.
Neutralist noun A neutral; one who professes or practices neutrality. Milman.
[ Confer French neutralité
.] 1. The state or quality of being neutral; the condition of being unengaged in contests between others; state of taking no part on either side; indifference.
Men who possess a state of neutrality in times of public danger, desert the interest of their fellow subjects. Addison. 2. Indifference in quality; a state neither very good nor bad.
[ Obsolete] Donne. 3. (Chemistry) The quality or state of being neutral. See Neutral , adjective , 4. 4. (International Law) The condition of a nation or government which refrains from taking part, directly or indirectly, in a war between other powers. 5. Those who are neutral; a combination of neutral powers or states. Armed neutrality
, the condition of a neutral power, in time of war, which holds itself ready to resist by force any aggression of either belligerent.
[ Confer French neutralisation
.] 1. The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized. 2. (Chemistry) The act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. See Neutral , adjective , 4.
Neutralize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Neutralized
; present participle & verbal noun Neutralizing
.] [ Confer French neutraliser
.] 1. To render neutral; to reduce to a state of neutrality.
So here I am neutralized again. Sir W. Scott. 2. (Chemistry) To render inert or imperceptible the peculiar affinities of, as a chemical substance; to destroy the effect of; as, to neutralize an acid with a base. 3. To destroy the peculiar properties or opposite dispositions of; to reduce to a state of indifference or inefficiency; to counteract; as, to neutralize parties in government; to neutralize efforts, opposition, etc.
Counter citations that neutralize each other. E. Everett.
Neutralizer noun One who, or that which, neutralizes; that which destroys, disguises, or renders inert the peculiar properties of a body.
Neutrally adverb In a neutral manner; without taking part with either side; indifferently.
Neutrophile, Neutrophil noun [ Latin neuter + Greek ... loving.] (Physiol.) One of a group of leucocytes whose granules stain only with neutral dyes. -- Neu"tro*phil"ic adjective , Neu*troph"i*lous adjective
Neuvaines noun plural
[ French neuvaine
, from Late Latin novena
, from Latin novem
. See Noon
.] (R.C.Ch.) Prayers offered up for nine successive days.
Nevadite noun (Min.) A granitoid variety of rhyolite, common in Nevada.
[ French, from ... nix
, snow.] (Geol.) The upper part of a glacier, above the limit of perpetual snow. See Glacier .
Neven transitive verb
[ Icelandic nefna
. √ 267.] To name; to mention; to utter.
As oft I heard my lord them neven . Chaucer.
[ Anglo-Saxon n...fre
not, no + ...fre
ever.] 1. Not ever; not at any time; at no time, whether past, present, or future. Shak.
Death still draws nearer, never seeming near. Pope. 2. In no degree; not in the least; not.
Whosoever has a friend to guide him, may carry his eyes in another man's head, and yet see never the worse. South.
And he answered him to never a word. Matt. xxvii. 14.
is much used in composition with present participles to form adjectives, as in never
-failing, etc., retaining its usual signification. Never a deal
, not a bit.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
-- Never so
, as never before; more than at any other time, or in any other circumstances; especially; particularly; -- now often expressed or replaced by ever so .
Ask me never so much dower and gift. Gen. xxxiv. 12.
A fear of battery, . . . though never so well grounded, is no duress. Blackstone.
Nevermore adverb Never again; at no time hereafter. Testament of Love. Tyndale.
Where springtime of the Hesperides Longfellow.
Begins, but endeth nevermore .
Neverthelater adverb or conj. Nevertheless. [ Obsolete]
Nevertheless adverb or conj.
by that) + less
.] Not the less; notwithstanding; in spite of that; yet.
No chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless , afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness. Hebrew xii. 11. Syn.
-- However; at least; yet; still. See However
Nevew noun Nephew. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
[ Compar. Newer
; superl. Newest
.] [ Middle English Middle English newe
, Anglo-Saxon niwe
; akin to Dutch nieuw
, Old Saxon niwi
, Old High German niuwi
, German neu
, Icelandic n...r
, Dan. & Swedish ny
, Goth. niujis
, Lithuanian naujas
, Russian novuii
, Ir. nua
, Gael. nuadh
, W. newydd
, Armor. nevez
, Latin novus
, Greek ..., Sanskrit nava
, and probably to English now
. √263. See Now
, and confer Announce
.] 1. Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old , as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion.
wife." Chaucer. 2. Not before seen or known, although existing before; lately manifested; recently discovered; as, a new metal; a new planet; new scenes. 3. Newly beginning or recurring; starting anew; now commencing; different from has been; as, a new year; a new course or direction. 4. As if lately begun or made; having the state or quality of original freshness; also, changed for the better; renovated; unworn; untried; unspent; as, rest and travel made him a new man.
Steadfasty purposing to lead a new life. Bk. of Com. Prayer.
Men after long emaciating diets, fat, and almost new . Bacon. 5. Not of ancient extraction, or of a family of ancient descent; not previously known or famous. Addison. 6. Not habituated; not familiar; unaccustomed.
New to the plow, unpracticed in the trace. Pope. 7. Fresh from anything; newly come.
New from her sickness to that northern air. Dryden. New birth
. See under Birth .
-- New Church
, or New Jerusalem Church
, the church holding the doctrines taught by Emanuel Swedenborg. See Swedenborgian .
-- New heart (Theol.)
, a heart or character changed by the power of God, so as to be governed by new and holy motives.
-- New land
, land ckeared and cultivated for the first time.
-- New light
. (Zoology) See Crappie .
-- New moon
. (a) The moon in its first quarter, or when it first appears after being invisible
. (b) The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews. 2 Kings iv. 23.
-- New Red Sandstone (Geol.)
, an old name for the formation immediately above the coal measures or strata, now divided into the Permian and Trias.
. -- New style
. See Style .
-- New testament
. See under Testament .
-- New world
, the land of the Western Hemisphere; -- so called because not known to the inhabitants of the Eastern Hemisphere until recent times. Syn.
-- Novel; recent; fresh; modern. See Novel
New adverb Newly; recently. Chaucer. » New is much used in composition, adverbially, in the sense of newly , recently , to quality other words, as in new -born, new -formed, new -found, new - mown. Of new , anew. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
New transitive verb & i. To make new; to renew. [ Obsolete]
New Thought Any form of belief in mental healing other than (1) Christian Science and (2) hypnotism or psychotherapy. Its central principle is affirmative thought, or suggestion, employed with the conviction that man produces changes in his health, his finances, and his life by the adoption of a favorable mental attitude. AS a therapeutic doctrine it stands for silent and absent mental treatment, and the theory that all diseases are mental in origin. As a cult it has its unifying idea the inculcation of workable optimism in contrast with the "old thought" of sin, evil, predestination, and pessimistic resignation. The term is essentially synonymous with the term High Thought , used in England.
New Year's Day the first day of a calendar year; the first day of January. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year .
New Zealand A group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean. New Zealand flax . (a) (Botany) A tall, liliaceous herb ( Phormium tenax ), having very long, sword-shaped, distichous leaves which furnish a fine, strong fiber very valuable for cordage and the like . (b) The fiber itself. -- New Zealand tea (Botany) , a myrtaceous shrub ( Leptospermum scoparium ) of New Zealand and Australia, the leaves of which are used as a substitute for tea.
Newborn adjective Recently born. Shak.
Newcome adjective Recently come.
Newcomer noun One who has lately come.
[ From New
. Confer Novel
.] A novelty; a new thing.
[ Obsolete] Spenser.
[ Old French nual
, French noyau
sone, of fruit, noyau d'escaler
newel, from Latin nucalis
like a nut, from nux
, nut. Cf Nowel
the inner wall of a mold, Nucleus
..] (Architecture) The upright post about which the steps of a circular staircase wind; hence, in stairs having straight flights, the principal post at the foot of a staircase, or the secondary ones at the landings. See Hollow newel , under Hollow .
.] Eager for novelties; desirous of changing.
So newfangel be they of their meat. Chaucer.
Newfangle transitive verb To change by introducing novelties. [ Obsolete]
1. Newmade; formed with the affectation of novelty. "A newfangled nomenclature." Sir W. Hamilton. 2. Disposed to change; inclined to novelties; given to new theories or fashions. " Newfangled teachers." 1 Tim. vi. (heading). " Newfangled men." Latimer.
Newfangledness noun Affectation of, or fondness for, novelty; vain or affected fashion or form.
[ Middle English newefanglenes
. See Fangle
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Proud newfangleness in their apparel. Robynson (More's Utopia).
Newfanglist noun One who is eager for novelties or desirous of change. [ Obsolete] Tooker.