humane society


often capitalized H&S
chiefly British : a lifesaving society
: a society concerned with the promotion of humane conduct or ideals or having charitable or philanthropic ends
the Humane Society is a child-caring agencyA. E. Fink
specifically : a society for the prevention of cruelty to animals

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near humane society

Cite this Entry

“Humane society.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!