1 either /ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/ adjective
1 either
/ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/
Learner's definition of EITHER
: one and the other of two
: one or the other of two
2 either /ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/ pronoun
2 either
/ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/
Learner's definition of EITHER
: the one or the other
Usage According to the rules of grammar, the pronoun either is singular and requires a singular verb. However, in informal writing and speech, a plural verb is common when either is followed by of.
3 either /ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/ conjunction
3 either
/ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/
Learner's definition of EITHER
used with or to indicate choices or possibilities
◊ When either and or are used to join two subjects in a sentence, the verb should agree with the subject that is closer to it.
4 either /ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/ adverb
4 either
/ˈiːðɚ/ Brit /ˈaɪðə/
Learner's definition of EITHER
: in addition used after a negative statement
◊ The phrase me either is used in informal U.S. speech to say that you agree with a negative statement that someone has made.
◊ The phrase me neither is used in the same way.