Meaning of EITHER in English

EITHER

I. conjunction

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

either side (= both sides )

There were tall hedges on either side of the lawn.

either...or

Grapes are usually either green or red.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

in any/either event

A routine, in any event , has certainly established itself.

Anyway, in the 1970s, there had been strong unions, and everything I deplored had happened in any event .

In practical curatorial terms the abstraction of software is, in any event , something of a pseudo-problem.

It was in any event difficult to see what compromise could satisfy both Buenos Aires and London.

Ordering her would be ludicrous under the changed circumstances, and in any event , a waste of time.

Power is, in any event , a serious problem on the Moon.

The cost will be passed on to their customers, who are all of us, in any event .

The processes that have been described will go on in any event .

on either/every hand

Ancient oak gave place to modern pine forest on either hand .

Gaston was a fishmonger who left evidence of his occupation on every hand he shook.

Mist curled from the water on either hand .

The drive is spectacular: gorges and tropical rain forests and waterfalls on every hand , but I thought only of Poppy.

within two feet/ten years etc either way

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Either eat some more, or take some of those meatballs home with you.

You can choose either french fries, baked potato, or mashed potatoes.

II. determiner

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Do you have insurance on either one of these cars?

Sandy's brothers were standing on either side of her.

There are gas stations at either end of the block.

III. adverb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"Didn't she tell you her name?" "No, and I didn't introduce myself, either ."

"I didn't know you could go skiing in Hawaii." "I didn't either ."

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But you can't eat him either , sir!

Sir Bernard never recovered from the loss either .

The big bucks have not changed her life much either , Brandt avers.

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