HyperDic: gender

English > 2 senses of the word gender:
NOUNcommunicationgender, grammatical gendera grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives
attributegender, sex, sexualitythe properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
gender > pronunciation
Soundsjheh'nder
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English > gender: 2 senses > noun 1, communication
MeaningA 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.
Synonymgrammatical gender
NarrowerfeminineA gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
masculineA gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
neuterA gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects (neither masculine nor feminine)
Broadergrammatical category, syntactic category(grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties
Spanishgénero gramatical, genero, género, sexo
Catalangènere gramatical, gènere
English > gender: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles.
Synonymssex, sexuality
AttributesandrogynousHaving both male and female characteristics / characteristics
asexual, nonsexualnot having or involving sex
femaleThe sex (of plant or animal) that produces fertilizable gametes (ova) from which offspring develop
maleThe sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation
sexualhaving or involving sex
Narrowerandrogyny, hermaphroditism, bisexualityshowing characteristics of both sexes
femaleness, femininenessThe properties characteristic of the female sex
maleness, masculinityThe properties characteristic of the male sex
Broaderphysiological propertyA property having to do with the functioning of the body
Spanishgénero, sexo, sexualidad
Catalansexe, sexualitat

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