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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gender \Gen"der\ (j[e^]n"d[~e]r), noun [OF. genre, gendre (with excrescent d.), F.genre, fr. L. genus, generis, birth, descent, race, kind, gender, fr. the root of genere, gignere, to beget, in pass., to be born, akin to E. kin. See {Kin}, and cf. {Generate}, {Genre}, {Gentle}, {Genus}.]

1. Kind; sort. [Obs.] "One gender of herbs." --Shak.

2. Sex, male or female.

Note: The use of the term gender to refer to the sex of an animal, especially a person, was once common, then fell into disuse as the term became used primarily for the distinction of grammatical declension forms in inflected words. In the late 1900's, the term again became used to refer to the sex of people, as a euphemism for the term {sex}, especially in discussions of laws and policies on equal treatment of sexes. Objections by prescriptivists that the term should be used only in a grammatical context ignored the earlier uses. [PJC]

3. (Gram.) A classification of nouns, primarily according to sex; and secondarily according to some fancied or imputed quality associated with sex.

Gender is a grammatical distinction and applies to words only. Sex is natural distinction and applies to living objects. --R. Morris.

Note: Adjectives and pronouns are said to vary in gender when the form is varied according to the gender of the words to which they refer.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sex- \Sex-\ [L. sex six. See {Six}.] A combining form meaning six; as, sexdigitism; sexennial.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sex \Sex\, noun [L. sexus: cf. F. sexe.]

1. The distinguishing peculiarity of male or female in both animals and plants; the physical difference between male and female; the assemblage of properties or qualities by which male is distinguished from female.

2. One of the two divisions of organic beings formed on the distinction of male and female.

3. (Bot.) (a) The capability in plants of fertilizing or of being fertilized; as, staminate and pistillate flowers are of opposite sexes. (b) One of the groups founded on this distinction.

{The sex}, the female sex; women, in general.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

sex

noun

1: activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat" [syn: {sexual activity}, {sexual practice}, {sex}, {sex activity}]

2: either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"

3: all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses; "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence" [syn: {sex}, {sexual urge}]

4: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus" [syn: {sex}, {gender}, {sexuality}]

verb

1: stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience" [syn: {arouse}, {sex}, {excite}, {turn on}, {wind up}]

2: tell the sex (of young chickens)


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