Definitions for humanˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-; ˈyu mən; yudʒ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hu•man*ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-; ˈyu mən; yudʒ(adj.)
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people:
consisting of people:
the human race.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology
of or pertaining to the social aspect of people:
a warmly human understanding.
(n.)a human being.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Anthropology
* Pron: Although they are sometimes criticized, pronunciations of words like human and huge asandwith the initial (h) deleted, are heard from speakers at all social and educational levels.
Origin of human:
1350–1400; earlier humain(e), humayn(e), ME < MF humain < L hūmānus, akin to homō human being (cf. Homo ); sp. human predominant from early 18th cent.
homo, man, human being, human(adj)
any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
characteristic of humanity
relating to a person
"the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings
"human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
human(adjective)ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-
relating to humans
human intelligence; the human body
humanˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-
behaving as humans naturally do
Don't worry, you're only human. Everyone makes mistakes.
A human being, whether man, woman or child.
Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices
a human being
Humans are primates of the family Hominidae, and the only extant species of the genus Homo. Humans are distinguished from other animals by a relatively larger brain with a particularly well developed neocortex, prefrontal cortex and temporal lobes; enabling high levels of abstract reasoning, language, introspection, problem solving, culture through social learning, and other important mental capabilities which, combined with bipedal locomotion that frees the hands for manipulating objects, has allowed far greater use of tools than any other species. Humans are the only extant species known to build fires and cook their food, as well as the only known species to clothe themselves and create and use numerous other technologies and arts. The scientific study of humans is the discipline of anthropology. Humans are uniquely adept at utilizing systems of symbolic communication such as language and art for self-expression, the exchange of ideas, and organization. Humans create complex social structures composed of many cooperating and competing groups, from families and kinship networks to states. Social interactions between humans have established an extremely wide variety of values, social norms, and rituals, which together form the basis of human society. Humans are noted for their desire to understand and influence their environment, seeking to explain and manipulate phenomena through science, philosophy, mythology, and religion.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #482
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1364
Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Nouns Frequency: #1315
Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Adjectives Frequency: #56
Translations for human
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
of, natural to, concerning, or belonging to, mankind
human nature; The dog was so clever that he seemed almost human.
- humanoPortuguese (BR)
- inimlik, inim-Estonian
- وابسته به انسانFarsi
- ljudski, covjecjiCroatian
- žmogaus, žmogiškasLithuanian
- cilvēka-; cilvēcisksLatvian
- menneskelig, menneske-Norwegian
- ludzki, człowieczyPolish
- وابسته به انسانPersian
- انسان پوری مربوطPashto
- mänsklig, människo-Swedish
- insana ait/özgüTurkish
- (有關或像)人的Chinese (Trad.)
- людський; властивий людиніUkrainian
- جنس بشری سے تعلق رکھنے والاUrdu
- thuộc con ngườiVietnamese
- 人的Chinese (Simp.)
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