gender, grammatical gender(noun)
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
sex, gender, sexuality(noun)
the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
"she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
A division between classes or kinds.
The mental analogue of sex: one's maleness (masculinity), femaleness (femininity), etc., as seen from one's own perspective.
Susan's gender is neither male nor female; ze identifies as two-spirit.
A socio-cultural phenomenon that divides people into various categories such as "male" and "female", with each having associated dress, roles, stereotypes, etc.
Gender in Western society is often viewed as a binary entity, with only males and females.
sex, male or female
a classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex
to beget; to engender
to copulate; to breed
Origin: [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. Generate, Genre, Gentle, Genus.]
Gender is a range of physical, mental, and behavioral characteristics distinguishing between masculinity and femininity. Depending on the context, the term may refer to biological sex, social roles, or gender identity. Sexologist John Money introduced the terminological distinction between biological sex and gender as a role in 1955. Before his work, it was uncommon to use the word "gender" to refer to anything but grammatical categories. However, Money's meaning of the word did not become widespread until the 1970s, when feminist theory embraced the distinction between biological sex and the social construct of gender. Today, the distinction is strictly followed in some contexts, especially the social sciences and documents written by the World Health Organization. However, in most other contexts, even in some areas of social sciences, the meaning of gender has undergone a usage shift to include "sex" or even to replace the latter word. Although this gradual change in the meaning of gender can be traced to the 1980s, a small acceleration of the process in the scientific literature was observed when the Food and Drug Administration started to use "gender" instead of "sex" in 1993. "Gender" is now commonly used even to refer to the physiology of non-human animals, without any implication of social gender roles.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jen′dėr, v.t. to beget.—v.i. (B.) to copulate. [An abbrev. of engender.]
jen′dėr, n. kind, esp. with regard to sex: (gram.) the distinction of nouns according to sex. [Fr. genre—L. genus, generis, a kind, kin.]
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Gender' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4424
Rank popularity for the word 'Gender' in Nouns Frequency: #1827
The numerical value of Gender in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Gender in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A gentleman is not for his gender, A gentleman known by his good jester
A family is a family not because of gender but because of values, like commitment, trust and love.
[It] is a purely medical description of a person who undergoes some medical or surgical treatment to change them from the gender they were born into the gender they wish to be.
Woman cannot be free until man's mind is liberated from the megalomania! His self-exaltation is the mother of the gender inequalities. Till we eliminate his exacerbated narcissism, woman will remain unfree!
One day our descendants will think it incredible that we paid so much attention to things like the amount of melanin in our skin or the shape of our eyes or our gender instead of the unique identities of each of us as complex human beings.
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Translations for Gender
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- пол, плоць, родBelarusian
- пол, родBulgarian
- gènere, sexeCatalan, Valencian
- rod, pohlavíCzech
- γένος, φύλοGreek
- género, sexoSpanish
- جنسیت, جنسPersian
- suku, sosiaalinen sukupuoli, sukupuoli, sukupuoli-identiteettiFinnish
- genre, sexeFrench
- geslacht, slachteWestern Frisian
- gnéas, inscneIrish
- gnè, seòrsaScottish Gaelic
- xénero, sexoGalician
- jenis, jenis kelaminIndonesian
- 性, 性別, ジェンダーJapanese
- სქესი, გენდერიGeorgian
- жыныс, родKazakh
- ជាតិលិង្គ, លិង្គKhmer
- 성, 性, 성별Korean
- ເພດ, ລິງLao
- dzimums, dzimteLatvian
- lahivavy, lahy vavy, karazana, lahi-vavyMalagasy
- род, полMacedonian
- jantina, genderMalay
- sekse, geslacht, gender, genusDutch
- rodzaj, płećPolish
- gênero, sexoPortuguese
- gen, sexRomanian
- род, полRussian
- rod, род, spol, пол, спол, polSerbo-Croatian
- rod, pohlavieSlovak
- könsroll, genus, könSwedish
- ҷинс, ҷинсиятTajik
- ลิงค์, เพศThai
- pol, jynsTurkmen
- cins, cinsiyetTurkish
- рід, статьUkrainian
- جنس, لنگUrdu
- giới tính, giốngVietnamese
- seke, djinreWalloon
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