Learner's definition of GENDER
1 [count] : the state of being male or female : sex
Please state your name, birth date, and gender.
gender-specific language [=words that refer only to men or only to women]
gender-neutral language [=words that do not refer to either sex but only to people in general]
2 grammar : one of the categories (masculine, feminine, and neuter) into which words (such as nouns, adjectives, and pronouns) are divided in many languages