The American Heritage® Dictionary for Learners of English
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lone (ln) adj. Alone; solitary: a lone traveler on the deserted road.
HOMONYMS: lone, loan (something lent)
neither (n' thr or n' thr) adj. Not either; not one nor the other: Neither shoe fits comfortably. - pron. Not either one; not the one nor the other: Neither of the shoes fits. - conj. 1. Not either; not in either case. Used with nor: They had neither seen the movie nor read the book. 2. Also not; nor: If you won't go, neither will I.
USAGE: neither When you use neither as a conjunction, you should follow it with nor rather than or: Neither rain nor snow stopped her from going for a walk every day.