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, human(adj)

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

  2. human(adj)

    characteristic of humanity

    "human nature"

  3. human(adj)

    relating to a person

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

  4. human(adj)

    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. human(Noun)

    A human being, whether man, woman or child.

  2. human(Adjective)

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

  3. human(Adjective)

    Having the nature or attributes of a human being.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Human(adj)

    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. Human(noun)

    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, soul 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

How to pronounce human?

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How to say human in sign language?

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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. Simone Weil:

    Whenever a human being, through the commission of a crime, has become exiled from good, he needs to be reintegrated with it through suffering. The suffering should be inflicted with the aim of bringing the soul to recognize freely some day that its infliction was just.

  2. Primo Levi:

    Human memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument. The memories which lie within us are not carved in stone; not only do they tend to become erased as the years go by, but often they change, or even increase by incorporating extraneous features.

  3. Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech, October 3, 1952:

    Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.

  4. Gill Pratt:

    We are trying to make robots and human beings work together, robots are very good at working in dangerous environments, while humans are very good at making judgment calls.

  5. W. R. Inge:

    We tolerate shapes in human beings that would horrify us if we saw them in a horse.

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