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ei·ther

either

 
pronunciation:
i thr
parts of speech:
adjective, pronoun, conjunction, adverb
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: one or the other of two.
You can have either a piece of cake or a slice of pie, but not both.
definition 2: each of two.
There is a side table on either side of the bed.
 
part of speech: pronoun
definition: one or the other.
I know I can choose between the two, but I really don't want either.
 
part of speech: conjunction
definition: used to indicate one of two choices or possibilities in a phrase or sentence, the other choice or possibility being indicated by a following conjunction, "or."
You can have either chicken or roast beef.He's either in the garage or in the basement.Either come with us now or join us later.Either tell me the truth or I'll break your arm.
 
part of speech: adverb
definition: as well as; also; in the like manner; similarly (used to emphasize negative statements).
If you're not having dessert, then I won't either.I don't like flying and my husband doesn't either, so we generally drive on vacations.