What does humane mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. humanist, humanistic, humaneadjective

    pertaining to or concerned with the humanities

    "humanistic studies"; "a humane education"

  2. humaneadjective

    marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering

  3. humaneadjective

    showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement


  1. humaneadjective

    Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate.

    It is no longer considered humane to perform vivisection on research animals.

    Etymology: Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.

  2. humaneadjective

    Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric.

    Etymology: Variant form of human, now preserved in specialized senses.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humaneadjective

    pertaining to man; human

  2. Humaneadjective

    having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent

  3. Humaneadjective

    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. Donald Trump:

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

  2. Lane Olinghouse:

    To err is human to refrain from laughing, humane.

  3. Kaye Marks:

    PATH International is known for our standards for certification and accreditation. They cover everything from best practices in safety to business practices in management to humane treatment of animals.

  4. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi:

    The launch of navigation in the new waterway ... surpasses the achievement of economic or political goals, as it highlights a humane goal that achieves dignity, justice and stability to the Egyptian people in a modern and democratic country.

  5. Tim Walz:

    I wont patronize you as a white man about living those experiences... but I am asking you to help us, help us use humane ways to get the streets to aplace where we can restore the justice so that those who are expressing rage and anger and demanding justice are heard, not those who throw fire bombs into businesses.

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