(noun, verb)


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

Definition categories: communication

2. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

Similar word(s): sex, sexuality

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with gender as a noun:

- the trait is found in both genders

- The effect of the medication is dependent upon age, gender, and other factors.


1. (sociology) 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.

2. (sociology) To perceive (a thing) as having characteristics associated with a certain gender, or as having been authored by someone of a certain gender.

3. (archaic) To engender.

4. (archaic or obsolete) To breed.