meaning of either

1. One of two; the one or the other; -- properly used of two things, but sometimes of a larger number, for any one.
Each of two; the one and the other; both; -- formerly, also, each of any number.
precedes two, or more, coordinate words or phrases, and is introductory to an alternative. It is correlative to or.
after a negative statement used as an intensive meaning something like `likewise or `also; "he isnt stupid, but he isnt exactly a genius either"; "I dont know either"; "if you dont order dessert I wont ">either"

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