• Class; kind.
  • A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech) into masculine or feminine, and sometimes other categories like neuter or common, and animate or inanimate.
  • Sex .
  • Identification as a man, a woman, or something else, and association with a (social) role or set of behavioral and cultural traits, clothing, etc; a category to which a person belongs on this basis.
  • Synonym of voice
  • The quality which distinguishes connectors, which may be male (fitting into another connector) and female (having another connector fit into it), or genderless/androgynous (capable of fitting together with another connector of the same type).


  • To assign a gender to (a person); to perceive as having a gender; to address using terms (pronouns, nouns, adjectives...) that express a certain gender.
  • To perceive (a thing) as having characteristics associated with a certain gender, or as having been authored by someone of a certain gender.
  • To engender.
  • To breed.


Similar words


  • From Middle English gendre, gender (see also gendres), from Middle French gendre, genre, from Latin genus ("kind, sort"). genre, genus, and kin. The verb developed after the noun.
  • From Middle English gendren, genderen, from Middle French gendrer, from Latin generāre.

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