English dictionary

gender meaning and definition


Definition of gender (noun)

  1. 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
  2. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
    • "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
    • synonyms: sex, sexuality
Source: Princeton University Wordnet