What does the word gender mean?

Usage examples for gender

  1. Is it provided that he shall be of the male gender? – Essays on the Constitution of the United States by Paul Leicester Ford
  2. Good female, you're of the fem'nine gender, And therefore towards your weakness my heart's tender. – Turandot: The Chinese Sphinx by Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
  3. The change of faith has altered the national taste to such an extent, that the decent bard must now sing of woman in the masculine gender. – Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah and Meccah by Sir Richard Francis Burton