What does human mean?

Definitions for human
ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-; ˈyu mən; yudʒhu·man

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. homo, man, human being, humanadjective

    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

  2. humanadjective

    characteristic of humanity

    "human nature"

  3. humanadjective

    relating to a person

    "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"

  4. humanadjective

    having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings

    "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"

Wiktionary

  1. humannoun

    A human being, whether man, woman or child.

  2. humanadjective

    Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.

  3. humanadjective

    Having the nature or attributes of a human being.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humanadjective

    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

    Etymology: [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane, Omber.]

  2. Humannoun

    a human being

    Etymology: [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane, Omber.]

Freebase

  1. Human

    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

  1. Human

    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. humanushomo, a human being.]

Editors Contribution

  1. human

    Our soul connected to our body, brain, conscience, consciousness, memory, mind, spirit and subconscious on planet earth

    The human body is so amazing and capable.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #482

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1364

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Nouns Frequency: #1315

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'human' in Adjectives Frequency: #56

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of human in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of human in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of human in a Sentence

  1. Graham Cluley:

    Michael Vatis can update Michael Vatis operating systems or Michael Vatis can have the best email filters in the world, but Michael Vatis can't patch the human brain.

  2. Laura Garcia:

    I asked if there was anything I could do in order to keep my job and [human resources] said if she gave you an exception, then she would have to give everybody else an exception.

  3. George Eliot:

    Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.

  4. Kriangsak Thanompan:

    The place we found the deer is a protected forest but it is close to human communities as well as roads where passersby sometimes litter.

  5. Akram Al Deek:

    We are not our age, height, colour, or clothes. We are the books we read. The sweet squeak in our laughter. The tears we cry. The people we accompany. We are the dreams we dream. The pictures on our walls. We should be defined by what we create, not by what we are created with. We should be defined by who we are, not by who we should be. We are our weaknesses and cries. Never the super Mario image we force upon ourselves and is forced upon us by society. We should never be ashamed to cry. The problem rests in crying alone. One of the major problems in our society is the lack of crying publicly. Our fear of the exposition of emotions. Because vulnerability is considered a downfall. A defeat. A crush of the alpha male protagonist image. Whereas in fact vulnerability is a very human characteristic.

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