Gendarmery to Generification
(Gen*darm"er*y) n. [F. gendarmerie.] The body of gendarmes.
(Gen"der) n. [OF. genre, gendre 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. [Obs. or Colloq.]
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.
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.
(Gen"der) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gendered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Gendering.] [OF. gendrer, fr. L.
generare. See Gender, n.] To beget; to engender.
(Gen"der), v. i. To copulate; to breed. [R.] Shak.
(Gen"der*less), a. Having no gender.
(Gen`e*a*gen"e*sis) n. [Gr. race + E. genesis.] (Biol.) Alternate generation. See under
(Gen`e*a*log"ic) a. Genealogical.
Genealogical tree, a family lineage or genealogy drawn out under the form of a tree and its branches.
(Gen`e*a*log"ic*al) a. [Cf. F. généalogique.] Of or pertaining to genealogy; as, a genealogical
table; genealogical order. Gen`e*a*log"ic*al*ly, adv.
(Gen`e*al"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. généalogiste.] One who traces genealogies or the descent of
persons or families.
(Gen`e*al"o*gize) v. i. To investigate, or relate the history of, descents.
(Gen`e*al"o*gy) n.; pl. Genealogies [OE. genealogi, genelogie, OF. genelogie, F. généalogie,
L. genealogia, fr. Gr. birth, race, descent (akin to L. genus) + discourse.]
1. An account or history of the descent of a person or family from an ancestor; enumeration of ancestors
and their children in the natural order of succession; a pedigree.
2. Regular descent of a person or family from a progenitor; pedigree; lineage.
(Gen"e*arch) n. [Gr. race + a leader.] The chief of a family or tribe.
(Gen"e*ra) n. pl. See Genus.
(Gen`er*a*bil"i*ty) n. Capability of being generated. Johnstone.
(Gen"er*a*ble) a. [L. generabilis.] Capable of being generated or produced. Bentley.