nearly human, as in appearance or behavior
Origin of humanoidhuman + -oid
- a nearly human creature; specif., any of the earliest ancestors of modern man
- in science fiction,
- an alien that physically resembles a human being
Having human form or characteristics.
A being having human form or characteristics: “humanoids from some far-flung planet” (Robert Brustein).
(comparative more humanoid, superlative most humanoid)
- A being having the appearance or characteristics of a human.
human + -oid