- characteristic of, suited to, or biased toward one gender: gendered diapers.
- Archaic. to engender.
- Obsolete. to breed.
Origin of gender2
Examples from the Web for gendered
But if gendered Internet harassment is this urgent of a problem, why is Twitter outsourcing it to WAM!If Twitter Won’t Handle Its Massive Harassment Problem, These Women Will
November 7, 2014
Ironically, according to Epoune, there are gendered reasons as to why tourism has become a haven for women seeking employment.Cameroonian Women Fighting Sexism With Tourism
November 7, 2014
And speaking of being more male than most men, this is not a gendered issue.Yahoo Has It Backward: Why Working Remotely Is Better for Everyone
February 26, 2013
The men and women largely self-segregate into gendered rows as is common in synagogue.Despite Intimidation, Alleged Victim Testifies Against Accused Rapist
December 3, 2012
Perhaps these gendered stereotypes, then, are just reflective of reality.Glee's Harmful Simplicity
May 17, 2010
He who is gendered of fire and brimstone must have some vim in his composition.Three Years in the Federal Cavalry
Nor is it surprising that there should be gendered among them a strong prejudice against the English people.
The drops of the morning-dew are gendered there, and thither the clouds return after the rain.Heroines of the Crusades
C. A. Bloss
Trusting to outward things and their relationships, then crowding thoughts of every kind are gendered.Sacred Books of the East
- 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
- any of the categories, such as masculine, feminine, neuter, or common, within such a set
- informal the state of being male, female, or neuter
- informal all the members of one sexthe female gender
Word Origin and History for gendered
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.
"to bring forth," late 14c., from Old French gendrer, from Latin generare "to engender" (see generation). Related: Gendered; gendering.
- The sex of an individual, male or female, based on reproductive anatomy.
- Sexual identity, especially in relation to society or culture.
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.