Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun gender

2 senses of gender

Sense 1
gender, grammatical gender -- (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)
       => grammatical category, syntactic category -- ((grammar) a category of words having the same grammatical properties)

Sense 2
sex, gender, sexuality -- (the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus")
       => physiological property -- (a property having to do with the functioning of the body)

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