gender

1. noun /ʤɛndə,ʤɛndɚ/
a) A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.

Susans gender is neither male nor female; ze identifies as two-spirit.

b) The mental analog of sex: ones maleness, femaleness, etc., as seen from their own perspective.

Gender in Western society is often viewed as a binary entity, with only males & females.

2. verb /ʤɛndə,ʤɛndɚ/

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  • gender — 1. Since the 14c the word has been primarily a grammatical term denoting groups of nouns in terms of their being masculine, feminine, or neuter. In the earliest form of English (Old English or Anglo Saxon, c. 740 to 1066), nouns fell into three… …   Modern English usage

  • Gender — Gen der (j[e^]n d[ e]r), n. [OF. genre, gendre (with excrescent d.), F.genre, fr. L. genus, generis, birth, descent, race, kind, gender, fr. the root of genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born, akin to E. kin. See {Kin}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gender — gender1 [jen′dər] n. [ME < OFr gendre, with unhistoric d < L genus (gen. generis), descent, origin, transl. Gr genos, race, class, sex: see GENUS] 1. Gram. a) the formal classification by which nouns are grouped and inflected, or changed in …   English World dictionary

  • gender — gen‧der [ˈdʒendə ǁ ər] noun [countable, uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES the fact of being male or female: • Discrimination on the grounds of sex, race or gender is illegal. * * * gender UK US /ˈdʒendər/ noun [U] ► the condition of being either male… …   Financial and business terms

  • gender — ► NOUN 1) Grammar a class (usually masculine, feminine, common, or neuter) into which nouns and pronouns are placed in some languages. 2) the state of being male or female (with reference to social or cultural differences). 3) the members of one… …   English terms dictionary

  • Gender — Gen der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gendered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gendering}.] [OF. gendrer, fr. L. generare. See {Gender}, n.] To beget; to engender. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gender — [n] grammatical rules applying to nouns that connote sex or animateness common, feminine, gender specific, masculine, neuter; concept 408 …   New thesaurus

  • Gender — Gen der, v. i. To copulate; to breed. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gender — gender. sex (cм.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • gender — gender. См. пол. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • Gender — Gender, ein javanesisches Instrument, bestehend aus Metallplatten, welche geschlagen werden Unter jeder Platte befindet sich ein Bambusrohr, dessen Luftsäule, indem sie mit der Platte im Einklange sieht, eine volle Resonanz erzeugt …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

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