What does humane mean?

Definitions for humane
hyuˈmeɪn or, often, yu-hu·mane

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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

Examples of humane in a Sentence

  1. Stan Raper:

    It's not a humane system.

  2. Brian Klein:

    His methods are safe and humane.

  3. Lane Olinghouse:

    To err is human to refrain from laughing, humane.

  4. Debasish Mridha, M.D.:

    How strange! A dog is more humane than a human is.

  5. Donald Trump:

    We're rounding them up in a very humane way, a very nice way.

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