Home      Discussion      Topics      Dictionary      Almanac
Signup       Login
Gender

Gender

WordNet



noun


(1)   The properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
"She didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
(2)   A grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives; in some languages it is quite arbitrary but in Indo-European languages it is usually based on sex or animateness
Wiktonary



Etymology


From < / < , from .

Noun



  1. A division between classes or kinds. E.g., the common gender.
  2. differences between men and women, suggesting but not necessitating reference to sex
  3. gender role; culture specific behaviour norms, normally but not necessarily, associated with one’s sex; condition of adopting such a gender role.
  4. A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
  5. The sex of individuals (male or female).