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gender

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noun gen·der \ˈjen-dər\

Definition of gender

  1. 1a :  a subclass within a grammatical class (as noun, pronoun, adjective, or verb) of a language that is partly arbitrary but also partly based on distinguishable characteristics (as shape, social rank, manner of existence, or sex) and that determines agreement with and selection of other words or grammatical formsb :  membership of a word or a grammatical form in such a subclassc :  an inflectional form (see inflection 3a) showing membership in such a subclass

  2. 2a :  sex the feminine genderb :  the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex

Examples of gender in a sentence

  1. Please state your name, birth date, and gender.

  2. The adjective and noun must agree in number and gender.

  3. Some languages do not use genders.

Origin and Etymology of gender

Middle English gendre, from Anglo-French genre, gendre, from Latin gener-, genus birth, race, kind, gender — more at kin


First Known Use: 14th century


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gender

verb gen·der

Definition of gender

gendered

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gendering

play \ˈjen-d(ə-)riŋ\

Origin and Etymology of gender

Middle English gendren, from Anglo-French gendrer, from Latin generare — more at generate


First Known Use: 14th century



GENDER Defined for Kids

gender

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noun gen·der \ˈjen-dər\

Definition of gender for Students

  1. :  the state of being male or female :  sex


Medical Dictionary

gender

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noun gen·der \ˈjen-dər\

Medical Definition of gender

  1. 1:  sex 1

  2. 2:  the behavioral, cultural, or psychological traits typically associated with one sex



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