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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. HUMANadjective

    Etymology: humanus, Latin; humain, French.

    It will not be asked whether he be a gentleman born, but whether he be a human creature. Jonathan Swift.

    The king is but a man as I am: the violet smells to him as it doth to me; all his senses have but human conditions. William Shakespeare.

    For man to tell how human life began
    Is hard; for who himself beginning knew? John Milton, P. L.

    Thee, serpent, subtil’st beast of all the field,
    I knew; but not with human voice indu’d. John Milton, Par. Lost.

    Intuitive knowledge needs no probation, nor can have any, this being the highest of all human certainty. John Locke.

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

  2. Humannoun

    a human being

  3. 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. Dusty Baker:

    I think human nature is to overreact, personally. It's sort of short-sighted and you just see the feeling that you have at the moment, right now, what is it, best three out of five now ? We went from best four out of seven -- now, it's best three out of five.

  2. Monica Szlekovics:

    My attorney said that one day someone will listen to me, no one looks at the crime as a traumatic event, they don't look at the individual who was a part of it. The clemency process is about the individual and what happened versus the legal side of the incident. It is a much more human experience.

  3. Kim Tae-hoon:

    As South and North Korea have promoted this 'mood for peace,' the defectors and North Korean human rights activist groups feel excluded.

  4. Rebekkah Brunson:

    What is happening now is not new. Racism and unjust phobic fear of Black males and disregard of Black females is very real. When we look at the facts, it's hard to deny there's a real problem in our society, if we take this time to see that this is a human issue, and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change.

  5. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti:

    The disaster is what the earthquake does to human structures. We change those human structures, we can eliminate the disaster.

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