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"
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
Origin: [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane, Omber.]
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
hū′man, adj. belonging or pertaining to man or mankind: having the qualities of a man.—n. (coll.) a human being.—n. Hū′mankind, the human species.—adv. Hū′manly. [Fr.,—L. humanus—homo, a human being.]
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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
The numerical value of human in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of human in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
The salvation of this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart, in the human power to reflect, in human meekness and human responsibility.
I try to be a human being before a photographer, i want to be a human being with a camera. ... I'm a man, I'm a human being, I have kids, I get vulnerable.
She really sees each human being as a human being and defines them not in terms of what they may have done or how sick they may be or how fanatical they may be, but through a kind of human core.
No human can give so much love to a human as a human can give only to a human. But no another human can spread so much evil, humiliation and instults to another, it's only given to us humans.
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Translations for human
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- mens, menslikAfrikaans
- بشري, إنساني, بشر, ابن آدم, إنسان, ناس, آدمي, إنسArabic
- бәндә, кеше, әҙәмBashkir
- лю́дскі, чалаве́чы, чалаве́к, лю́дзіBelarusian
- човешки, чове́к, човешка, хора, човешкоBulgarian
- humà, ésser humàCatalan, Valencian
- lidský, člověkCzech
- menneske, menneskelig, humanDanish
- Mensch, menschlichGerman
- άνθρωπος, ανθρώπινοςGreek
- homo, homaEsperanto
- humano, humana, ser humanoSpanish
- inimene, inimlik, inim-, inimeseEstonian
- آدم, انسان, مردم, مشیهPersian
- inhimillinen, ihminen, ihmis-Finnish
- menniskja, fólk, maðurFaroese
- humaine, humainFrench
- daonnaScottish Gaelic
- אֱנוֹשִׁי, בן אדם, אָדָםHebrew
- लोग, मनुष्य, इंसान, आदमी, मानवHindi
- emberi, emberHungarian
- մարդ, մարդկայինArmenian
- umano, essere umanoItalian
- 人間, 人類, 人Japanese
- នៃមនុស្សលោក, ជគតKhmer
- 인류, 人類, 사람Korean
- humana, humanus, homoLatin
- žmogus, žmonėsLithuanian
- cilvēcisks, cilvēksLatvian
- човек, луѓе, човечкиMacedonian
- bniedem, bniedma, bnedmienMaltese
- menselijk, mensDutch
- menneskelig, menneskeaktig, menneskeNorwegian
- bílaʼashdlaʼiiNavajo, Navaho
- człowiek, ludzkiPolish
- humano, humana, ser humanoPortuguese
- uman, human, humana, carstgàna, umauna, umaun, carstgaun, umana, carstgàn, carstgang, carstganga, carstgaunaRomansh
- omenesc, om, omenește, umanRomanian
- челове́к, лю́ди, челове́ческийRussian
- मनुष्य, मानवSanskrit
- човек, čovjekSerbo-Croatian
- človeški, človekSlovene
- mothoSouthern Sotho
- människa, mänskligSwedish
- คน, มนุษย์Thai
- insan, insanogluTurkish
- люди́на, лю́диUkrainian
- انسان, آدمی, لوگ, منشیہUrdu
- con người, loài ngườiVietnamese
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