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Definition for: gender

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English

Etymology

Middle English < Middle French gendre/genre < Latin genus ("kind", "sort") < PIE base *gen-/gon-/*gn- ("to produce", "to beget", "to be born").

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ʤɛndə/
  • Rhymes: -ɛndə(r)

Noun

gender ( plural genders )

  1. ( grammar ) : A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
  2. A division between classes or kinds. E.g., the common gender .
  3. The collection of behavioural characteristics associated with one’s sex; condition of being masculine, feminine or androgynous.
  4. ( euphemistically, or to avoid confusion with sex in the sense of sexual relations ) Sex (male or female).

Related terms

Translations

sex

  • Bosnian: pol m .
  • Chinese: 性別 (xìngbié)
  • Czech: pohlaví
  • Dutch: geslacht n . , sekse f .
  • Finnish: sukupuoli, sosiaalinen sukupuoli
  • French: sexe m . (1)
  • Frisian: slachte n . , geslacht n .
  • German: Geschlecht n .
  • Greek: γένος (génos) n .
  • Icelandic: kyn n .
  • Italian: sesso m . , genere m .
  • Japanese: 性別 (seibetsu)
  • Latin: genus n .
  • Portuguese: sexo m .
  • Romanian: sex n .
  • Russian: пол (pol) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: пол m .
    Roman: pol m .
  • Slovak: pohlavie n .
  • Spanish: género m .
  • Tagalog: kasarian n .
  • Vietnamese: giới tính

grammatical division

  • Bosnian: rod m .
  • Chinese: 性別 (xìngbié)
  • Czech: rod m .
  • Dutch: genus n .
  • Finnish: suku
  • French: genre m .
  • German: Geschlecht n .
  • Greek: γένος (génos) n .
  • Italian: genere
  • Japanese: 性 (せい, sei)
  • Latin: genus
  • Portuguese: sexo m .
  • Russian: род (rod) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: род m .
    Roman: rod m .
  • Slovak: rod m .
  • Spanish: género m .
  • Swedish: genus n .

behavioural characteristics

euphemism

  • Bosnian: pol m .
  • Chinese: 性別 (xìngbié)
  • Dutch: geslacht n .
  • Finnish: sukupuoli
  • Frisian: slachte n . , geslacht n .
  • German: Geschlecht n .
  • Greek: γένος (génos) n .
  • Latin: genus n .
  • Russian: пол (pol) m .
  • Serbian:
    Cyrillic: пол m .
    Roman: pol m .
  • Spanish: género m .

Transitive verb

to gender

  1. to engender

Other Translations for "gender"

Braille 6 Dot
Braille 8 Dot
Sign Language Spelling
Morse Codegender
Hexe7 65 ee e4 65 72
Pig Latinendergay

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