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Definition of "human" []

  • A member of the genus Homo and especially of the species H. sapiens. (noun)
  • A person: the extraordinary humans who explored Antarctica. (noun)
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race. (adjective)
  • Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals: an act of human kindness. (adjective)
  • Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans: a mistake that shows he's only human; human frailty. (adjective)
  • Of, characterizing, or relating to man and mankind (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Consisting of people (adjective)
  • Having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machines (adjective)
  • Kind or considerate (adjective)
  • Natural (adjective)
  • A human being; person (noun)

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Use "human" in a sentence
  • "Labeld them as “human weeds” “reckless breeders” “spawning..human beings who never should have beenborn”."
  • "Labeld them as “human weeds” “reckless breeders” “spawning..human beings who never should have been born”."
  • "(The passage from Diogenes quoted in the previous section, according to which Pyrrho held “that human beings do everything by convention and habit” is not necessarily in conflict with this; by ˜human beings™ Pyrrho might have meant ordinary human beings, among whom he would not have included himself.)"