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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gender  \Gen"der\,  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  {Generate}, 
  {Genre},  {Gentle},  {Genus}.] 
  1.  Kind  sort.  [Obs.]  ``One  gender  of  herbs.''  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Sex,  male  or  female.  [Obs.  or  Colloq.] 
 
  3.  (Gram.)  A  classification  of  nouns,  primarily  according  to 
  sex;  and  secondarily  according  to  some  fancied  or  imputed 
  quality  associated  with  sex. 
 
  Gender  is  a  grammatical  distinction  and  applies  to 
  words  only.  Sex  is  natural  distinction  and  applies 
  to  living  objects.  --R.  Morris. 
 
  Note:  Adjectives  and  pronouns  are  said  to  vary  in  gender  when 
  the  form  is  varied  according  to  the  gender  of  the  words 
  to  which  they  refer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gender  \Gen"der\,  v.  i. 
  To  copulate;  to  breed.  [R.]  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  gender 
  n  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  [syn:  {grammatical  gender}] 
  2:  the  properties  that  distinguish  organisms  on  the  basis  of 
  their  reproductive  roles;  "she  didn't  want  to  know  the  sex 
  of  the  foetus"  [syn:  {sex},  {sexuality}] 




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