gendered

[jen-derd]

gender

2
[jen-der]
verb (used with or without object)
  1. Archaic. to engender.
  2. Obsolete. to breed.

Origin of gender

2
1300–50; Middle English gendren, genderen < Middle French gendrer < Latin generāre to beget, derivative of genus gender1, genus
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British Dictionary definitions for gendered

gender

noun
  1. a set of two or more grammatical categories into which the nouns of certain languages are divided, sometimes but not necessarily corresponding to the sex of the referent when animateSee also natural gender
  2. any of the categories, such as masculine, feminine, neuter, or common, within such a set
  3. informal the state of being male, female, or neuter
  4. informal all the members of one sexthe female gender
Derived Formsgenderless, adjective

Word Origin for gender

C14: from Old French gendre, from Latin genus kind
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Word Origin and History for gendered

gender

n.

c.1300, "kind, sort, class," from Old French gendre (12c., Modern French genre), from stem of Latin genus (genitive generis) "race, stock, family; kind, rank, order; species," also (male or female) "sex" (see genus) and used to translate Aristotle's Greek grammatical term genos.

The grammatical sense is attested in English from late 14c.; the male-or-female sense from early 15c. As sex took on erotic qualities in 20c., gender came to be the common word used for "sex of a human being," often in feminist writing with reference to social attributes as much as biological qualities; this sense first attested 1963. Gender-bender is first attested 1980, with reference to pop star David Bowie.

gender

v.

"to bring forth," late 14c., from Old French gendrer, from Latin generare "to engender" (see generation). Related: Gendered; gendering.

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gendered in Medicine

gender

[jĕndər]
n.
  1. The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy.
  2. Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.
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gendered in Culture

gender

A grammatical category indicating the sex, or lack of sex, of nouns and pronouns. The three genders are masculine, feminine, and neuter. He is a masculine pronoun; she is a feminine pronoun; it is a neuter pronoun. Nouns are classified by gender according to the gender of the pronoun that can substitute for them. In English, gender is directly indicated only by pronouns.

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