A diverse group of humans.
- Human means someone or something that is related to or associated with people or humanity.
An example of human is the trait of knowing about death.
- The definition of a human is a person.
An example of a human is you or your parents or anyone else you know who is not an animal.
- of, belonging to, or typical of mankind (Homo sapiens): the human race
- of or having to do with hominids in general: human fossils from the Pliocene
- consisting of or produced by people: human society
- having or showing qualities, as rationality or fallibility, viewed as distinctive of people: a human act, a human failing
Origin of humanMiddle English humayne ; from Old French humaine ; from Classical Latin humanus, akin to homo, a man: see homo
- A member of the primate genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens, distinguished from other apes by a large brain and the capacity for speech.
- A person: the extraordinary humans who explored Antarctica.
- Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.
- Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals: an act of human kindness.
- Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans: a mistake that shows he's only human; human frailty.
- Having the form of a human.
- Made up of humans: formed a human bridge across the ice.
Origin of humanMiddle English humain, from Old French, from Latin h&umacron;manus; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more human, superlative most human)
- (not comparable) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
- (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
- To err is human; to forgive is divine.
human - Computer Definition
A person. Humans are living, breathing entities capable of feeling and showing emotions, such as love, hate, compassion, and indifference. Some, but not all, humans are considerate and generous. Humans are fallible, although some deny that. Most, but not all, humans are forgiving of the faults of others. (I sincerely hope that you love this book passionately, forgive me for any errors you find in it, and generously give copies of it to all of your friends and acquaintances.) Humans are still necessary, although many of their functions have been automated by machines. See also automated attendant and machine.