CONSTRUCTION. Every word in any ordinance importing the masculine gender shall extend to and be applied to females as well as males. Every word importing the singular number only shall extend and be applied to several persons or things as well as to one person or thing. Every word importing the plural number only shall extend and be applied to one person or thing as well as to several persons or things. The word “person” shall extend and be applied to a partnership or corporation as well as an individual. Provided, however, these rules of construction shall not be applied to any ordinance which shall contain any express provision excluding such construction, or in the event the subject matter or context of such ordinance may be repugnant thereto.