Definition of neutral noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈnjuːtrəl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈnuːtrəl//
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    in vehicle
  1. 1[uncountable] the position of the gears of a vehicle in which no power is carried from the engine to the wheels to leave the car in neutral
  2. in disagreement/war
  3. 2[countable] a person or country that does not support either side in a disagreement, competition or war
  4. colour
  5. 3[countable] a colour that is not bright or strong, such as grey or light brown The room was decorated in neutrals.
  6. Word Originlate Middle English (as a noun): from Latin neutralis ‘of neuter gender’, from Latin neuter ‘neither’, from ne- ‘not’ + uter ‘either’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: neutral