What does humane mean?

Definitions for humanehyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humane.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humane(adj)

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

  2. humane(adj)

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

  3. humane(adj)

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement


  1. humane(Adjective)

    Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.

    It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.

  2. humane(Adjective)

    Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.

  3. Origin: Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humane(adj)

    pertaining to man; human

  2. Humane(adj)

    having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent

  3. Humane(adj)

    humanizing; exalting; tending to refine

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Humane

    hū-mān′, adj. having the feelings proper to man: kind: tender: merciful.—adv. Humane′ly.—n. Humane′ness, kindness: tenderness.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humane in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humane in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lane Olinghouse:

    To err is human to refrain from laughing, humane.

  2. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    In zoos, along with the animals, the humanity of man is also prisoned! No cage is humane!

  3. Dale Baich:

    The drug protocol in Oklahoma is not capable of producing a humane execution, even if it is administered properly.

  4. Anthony Kennedy:

    This idea of total incarceration just isn't working and it's not humane, solitary confinement literally drives men mad.

  5. William Lloyd Garrison:

    With reasonable men I will reason with humane men I will plea but to tyrants I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.

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