Masculine and Feminine Word List : Gender In English

Masculine and Feminine Word (What Is Gender,Types Of Gender In English Grammar) :-  इस पोस्ट के माध्यम से आज हम English Grammar के एक बहुत अच्छे टॉपिक Masculine and Feminine Word List, What Is Gender के बारे में विस्तार से पढ़ेंगे। आप अच्छे से इन Words के बारे में अध्ययन करें। ताकि आगे आने वाले विभिन प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओ जैसे Rajasthan High Court Group D, RPSC 1st Garde , 2nd Garde , Rajasthan Lab Assistant , Rsmssb Stenographer , Rsmssb Pharmacist , junior instructor , NTT , Mila Supervisor , Agriculture Supervisor, LSA , sucha Syavk , IA , RAS , PTI Bank Exam,SSC,Railway आदि में आप अच्छे नम्बर प्राप्त कर सको। तो आइये देखते है के बारे में एक महत्वपूर्ण जानकारी।

What Is Gender

Gender is a category of noun. A noun can have a masculine gender, a feminine gender, or a neuter gender.Easy Examples of Gender – man (masculine gender),woman (feminine gender).

Types Of Gender In English Grammar

English divides nouns and pronouns into four genders in this way:-

  • Masculine
All males (and only males) are said to belong to the masculine gender. (examples: boy, man, landlord, god, tiger, horse, rooster, stag, he, etc)
  • Feminine
All females (and only females) belong to this gender category. (examples: girl, woman, goddess, landlady, tigress, mare, hen, doe, hind, she, etc)
  • Common
Nouns and pronouns that belong to this gender are either male or female, but we are not concerned about it. (examples: teacher, child, worker, baby, infant, human being, person, etc)
  • Neuter
All nouns and pronouns to which maleness or femaleness doesn’t apply belong to this gender category. (Material things: stone, table, gold, book; all abstract nouns: e.g. childhood, independence, intelligence, chairmanship, etc.)
  • A noun that denotes the male sex is called the masculine gender.
  • A noun that denotes the female sex is called the feminine gender.
  • A noun that denotes either a male or a female sex is called common gender.
  • A noun that denotes a lifeless thing is called neuter gender.

Gender in Modern Usage

Nowadays some words in the Masculine Gender are used as Common Gender. Everybody doesn’t do it, but if you follow this trend, you will be considered modern.

  • Actor – Used for both male and female—traditionally, actor and actress.
  • Poet for both poet and poetess. The purpose is to avoid gender bias about which people are very conscious today.
  • Governor – for both male and female. This is perhaps because the woman ruler of a province would not like the word ‘governess’ to be used for her lest people misunderstand that she is someone employed in a rich family to teach its children.
  • Priest – for both male and female. A modern ordained clergywoman would not like to be called a ‘priestess.’ I think, the word reminds people of temple prostitution in ancient cultures.

Masculine and Feminine Word List

Masculine Feminine
Bachelor Maid; Spinster
Brother Sister
Bullock Heifer
Colt Filly
Drake Duck
Father Mother
Gentleman Lady
Husband Wife
Man Woman
Nephew Niece
Son Daughter
Wizard Witch
Boy Girl
Bull (or ox) Cow
Cock Hen
Dog Bitch
Drone Bee
Gander Goose
Horse Mare
King Queen
Monk Nun
Sir Madam
Stag Hind
English man English woman
He-mule She-mule
Stallion Mare
Sales man Sales girl
Tutor Governess
Drone Bee
Brother-in-law Sister-in-law
Son-in-law Daughter-in-law
Maternal-uncle Maternal-aunt
Step-son Step-daughter
Hostess Steward
Widow Widower
Brother-in-law Sister-in-law

By adding a syllable (-ess, -ine, -trix, -a, etc.) as,

Masculine Feminine
author authoress
count countess
heir heiress
Jew Jewess
manager manageress
patron patroness
priest priestess
baron baroness
giant giantess
host hostess
lion lioness
mayor mayoress
poet poetess
shepherd shepherdess
Masculine Feminine
actor actress
conductor conductress
hunter huntress
negro negress
prince princess
traitor traitress
master mistress
benefactor benefactress
founder foundress
instructor instructress
emperor empress
tiger tigress
waiter waitress
murderer murderess

Note: – The suffix -ess is the commonest suffix used to form feminine nouns, and the is the only one which we now* use in forming a new feminine noun.

Masculine Feminine
hero heroine
fox vixen
sultan sultana

By placing a word before or after; as.

Masculine Feminine
grandfather grandmother
manservant maidservant
milkman milk-woman
salesman saleswoman
great-uncle great-aunt
landlord landlady
peacock peahen

तो ये थी अपकी Masculine and Feminine Word से संबंधित एक छोटी सी जानकारी ।आशा करता हु आपको ये जानकारी पसंद आई होगी।अगर Masculine and Feminine Word List से संबंधित जानकारी अच्छी लगे तो इसे अपने दोस्तों के साथ शेयर जरूर करे।आगे भी ऐसी जानकारी प्राप्त करने के लिए वेबसाइट को बुकमार्क कर ले।

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