from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Grammar A grammatical category used in the classification of nouns, pronouns, adjectives, and, in some languages, verbs that may be arbitrary or based on characteristics such as sex or animacy and that determines agreement with or selection of modifiers, referents, or grammatical forms.
- n. Grammar One category of such a set.
- n. Grammar The classification of a word or grammatical form in such a category.
- n. Grammar The distinguishing form or forms used.
- n. Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.
- n. The condition of being female or male; sex.
- n. Females or males considered as a group: expressions used by one gender.
- transitive v. To engender.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A division of nouns and pronouns (and sometimes of other parts of speech), such as masculine, feminine, neuter or common.
- n. The biological sex of an individual (usually male or female).
- n. The mental analogue of sex: one's maleness (masculinity) or femaleness (femininity). (Also called gender identity.)
- n. The socio-cultural phenomenon of the division of people into various categories such as "male" and "female", with each having associated clothing, roles, stereotypes, etc.
- n. A division between classes or kinds.
- v. To assign (someone else) a gender; to perceive (someone else) as having a gender.
- v. To engender.
- v. To breed.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Kind; sort.
- n. Sex, male or female.
- n. A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.
- intransitive v. To copulate; to breed.
- transitive v. To beget; to engender.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beget; procreate; generate; engender.
- Hence To give rise to; bring out or forth.
- To copulate; breed.
- n. Kind; sort; class; genus.
- n. Sex, male or female.
- n. In grammar, a formal distinction in words, apparently founded on and in part expressing differences of sexual character, as male and female, or as male, female, or of neither sex (neuter).
- n. A Javanese musical instrument of the xylophone class.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
- n. the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles
Some words, then, have a gender quite apart from sex or real gender, and this is called «grammatical gender».
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The participants were soon running roughshod over him, proving the term gender activist was a misnomer.
Their first tack was the attempt to separate sex from gender, that is, the biological fact of the two human sexes from their social and cultural expressions, which they term gender, and which are seen as totally socially constructed and in no way grounded in nature.
Abandoning the term "gender equality" takes something away from the internationally used terminology, and the replacement is more cumbersome and awkward, he said in the e-mail.
Another food trend that comes dipped in gender is the so-called "cupcake revolution".
According to wikipedia.com; The word gender comes from the Middle English gendre, a loanword from Norman-conquest-era Middle French.
To place the term gender in the terms insures it will always be noticed, as opposed to just being two folks committed for life in a very special relationship where gender is no ones business but the couples.
The term gender segregation, in the sense you use it, is void of any meaning beyond sophistry.
"But it does give new meaning to the term gender-bender," Edsel said.