What does human mean?

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

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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. Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work:

    This is designed to make the human more effective in combat, we believe that the advantage we have is ... our people; that tech-savvy people who’ve grown up in the iWorld will kick the crap out of people who grew up in the iWorld under an authoritarian reign.

  2. Ehsan Sehgal:

    As only a diamond cuts another diamond accurately; similarly, a lie breaks another lie precisely; however, the outcome stays in the same context with different use and form. It is the world where the human has been breathing for centuries in such various objects and subjects.

  3. David Cain:

    This insect has developed to be the most efficient and adaptive hunter of human beings that we’ve probably ever had, if people are fearful of sharks, the answer is to stay out of the water. When it comes to bedbugs, the answer is to be permanently on guard.

  4. Angie Barragan:

    It’s kind of learning how to be a human again, but it’s great to be among people.

  5. Med Jones:

    Countries that try to spread their ideologies by force, be it religion, socialism, capitalism, democracy or something else, will be overwhelmed by the human and economic cost of conflicts. Those countries will lag behind other countries that are focusing on developing their economies and advancing their interests via global partnerships and trade.

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