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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Simple Definition of human

  • : of, relating to, or affecting people

  • : typical of people

  • : having good or bad qualities that people usually have

Full Definition of human

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or characteristic of humans

  2. 2 :  consisting of humans

  3. 3 a :  having human form or attributes b :  susceptible to or representative of the sympathies and frailties of human nature <such an inconsistency is very human — P. E. More>

hu·man·ness play \-mən-nəs\ noun

Examples of human

  1. problems that have occurred throughout human history

  2. She is a very kind and human person.

  3. The dog's expression was almost human.

  4. The assembly line was a human machine.

  5. Everyone held hands and formed a human chain.



Origin of human

Middle English humain, from Anglo-French, from Latin humanus; akin to Latin homo human being — more at homage


First Known Use: 14th century

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human

noun hu·man

Simple Definition of human

  • : a person

Full Definition of human

  1. :  a bipedal primate mammal (Homo sapiens) :  man; broadly :  hominid

hu·man·like play \-mən-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of human

  1. <humans are the only mammals not endowed with a natural defense against the elements, such as fur or a thick hide>



Circa 1533

First Known Use of human

circa 1533

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HUMAN Defined for Kids

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human

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adjective hu·man \ˈhyü-mən, ˈyü-\

Definition of human

  1. 1 :  of, being, or characteristic of people as distinct from animals <the human body>

  2. 2 :  having the form or characteristics of people <The expression on the dog's face was almost human.>




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human

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noun hu·man

Definition of human

hu·man·like \ˈhyü-mən-ˌlīk, ˈyü-\ adjective




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