human being

noun

: human

Example Sentences

She's a very warm and generous human being. We should do more to help our fellow human beings. The drug has not yet been tested on human beings.

Word History

First Known Use

1694, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of human being was in 1694

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“Human being.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/human%20being. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

human being

noun

: an individual of the species of primate mammal that walks on two feet, is related to the great apes, and is distinguished by a greatly developed brain with capacity for speech and abstract reasoning

Medical Definition

human being

noun

: human
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