Human meaning

hyo͝omən
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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.

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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.
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A person.

The extraordinary humans who explored Antarctica.

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Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals.

An act of human kindness.

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Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans.

The course of human events; the human race.

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Made up of humans.

Formed a human bridge across the ice.

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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.
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Having the form of a human.
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Consisting of or produced by people.

Human society.

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Relating to or characteristic of humans.

The course of human events; the human race.

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A member of the species Homo sapiens; a human being.
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A member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Homo erectus or Homo habilis, that are considered ancestral or closely related to modern humans.
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(comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.

To err is human; to forgive is divine.

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Having or showing qualities, as rationality or fallibility, viewed as distinctive of people.

A human act, a human failing.

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A person.
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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.
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(not comparable) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
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A human being, whether man, woman or child.

Humans share common ancestors with other apes.

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Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans.

A mistake that shows he's only human; human frailty.

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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.

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Origin of human

  • Middle English humain from Old French from Latin hūmānus dhghem- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle French humain, from Latin hūmānus (“of or belonging to a man, human, humane”), from homo (“man, human”). Spelling human has been predominant since the early 18th century.

    From Wiktionary

  • Displaced Old English guma (whence Modern English groom).

    From Wiktionary