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hu·man

 (hyo͞o′mən)
n.
1. 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.
2. A person: the extraordinary humans who explored Antarctica.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or characteristic of humans: the course of human events; the human race.
2. Having or showing those positive aspects of nature and character regarded as distinguishing humans from other animals: an act of human kindness.
3. Subject to or indicative of the weaknesses, imperfections, and fragility associated with humans: a mistake that shows he's only human; human frailty.
4. Having the form of a human.
5. Made up of humans: formed a human bridge across the ice.

[Middle English humain, from Old French, from Latin hūmānus; see dhghem- in Indo-European roots.]

hu′man·hood′ n.
hu′man·ness n.

human

(ˈhjuːmən)
adj
1. of, characterizing, or relating to man and mankind: human nature.
2. consisting of people: the human race; a human chain.
3. having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machines: human failings.
4.
a. kind or considerate
b. natural
n
a human being; person
[C14: from Latin hūmānus; related to Latin homō man]
ˈhuman-ˌlike adj
ˈhumanness n

hu•man

(ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu-)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people: human frailty.
2. consisting of people: the human race.
3. of or pertaining to the social aspect of people: human affairs.
4. sympathetic; humane: a warmly human understanding.
n.
5. a human being.
[1350–1400; earlier humain(e), humayn(e), Middle English < Middle French humain < Latin hūmānus, akin to homō human being (compare Homo); sp. human predominant from early 18th century]
hu′man•like`, adj.
hu′man•ness, n.
pron: Although they are sometimes criticized, pronunciations of words like human and huge as (ˈyu mən) and (yudʒ) with the initial (h) deleted, are heard from speakers at all social and educational levels.

hu·man

(hyo͞o′mən)
1. A member of the species Homo sapiens; a human being.
2. 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.
See Body, Human
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.human - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriagehuman - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
lumbus, loin - either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds
hominid - a primate of the family Hominidae
genus Homo - type genus of the family Hominidae
human beings, human race, humankind, humans, mankind, humanity, world, man - all of the living human inhabitants of the earth; "all the world loves a lover"; "she always used `humankind' because `mankind' seemed to slight the women"
Homo erectus - extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain; "Homo erectus was formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus"
Homo soloensis - extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
Homo habilis - extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
Homo sapiens - the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man - extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
chassis, bod, human body, material body, physical body, physique, build, anatomy, figure, flesh, frame, shape, soma, form - alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
body hair - short hair growing over a person's body
head of hair, mane - growth of hair covering the scalp of a human being
human head - the head of a human being
side - either the left or right half of a body; "he had a pain in his side"
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
arm - a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
hand, manus, mitt, paw - the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb; "he had the hands of a surgeon"; "he extended his mitt"
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
nutrition - the scientific study of food and drink (especially in humans)
Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man - a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
schistosome dermatitis, swimmer's itch - a sensitization reaction to repeated invasion of the skin by cercariae of schistosomes
hyperdactyly, polydactyly - birth defect characterized by the presence of more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syndactylism, syndactyly - birth defect in which there is partial or total webbing connecting two or more fingers or toes
Adj.1.human - characteristic of humanity; "human nature"
2.human - relating to a person; "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
3.human - having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body"; "human kindness"; "human frailty"
nonhuman - not human; not belonging to or produced by or appropriate to human beings; "nonhuman primates such as chimpanzees"

human

adjective
1. mortal, anthropoid, manlike the human body
mortal animal, nonhuman
2. fallible, imperfect, weak, frail We're all human after all.
3. kind, natural, vulnerable, kindly, understandable, humane, compassionate, considerate, approachable Singapore has a human side too, beside the relentless efficiency.
kind cruel, beastly, inhuman, unsympathetic, brutish
noun
1. human being, person, individual, body, creature, mortal, man or woman The drug has not yet been tested on humans.
human being god, animal, nonhuman
Related words
combining form anthropo-
Quotations
"Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals" [Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais The Marriage of Figaro]
"Being human signifies, for each one of us, belonging to a class, a society, a country, a continent and a civilization" [Claude Lévi-Strauss Tristes Tropiques]

human

adjective
1. Of or characteristic of human beings or mankind:
2. Concerned with human welfare and the alleviation of suffering:
noun
Translations
إنسانإنْسانيبَشَرِيّ
човек
lidskýčlověk
menneskeligmenneskehuman
homo
inimene
ihminenihmis-
ljudski
emberiember
manusia
maîur, manneskjamannlegur
人間の
사람의
homohumanahumanus
žmogausžmogaus ištekliaižmogiškaižmogiškasžmogus
cilvēciska būtnecilvēciskscilvēka-cilvēks
om
človekčloveški
човек
mänskligmänniska
เกี่ยวกับมนุษย์
insaninsana ait/özgü
thuộc loài người

human

[ˈhjuːmən]
A. ADJhumano
the human voicela voz humana
human feet are made for weight bearinglos pies del ser humano or del hombre están hechos para soportar peso
we bank managers are human toolos directores de banco también somos humanos
I'm/he's only humantodos somos humanos
B. Nser m humano
C. CPD human being Nser m humano
human chain N to form a human chainformar una cadena humana
human consumption N to be fit for human consumptionser apto para el consumo humano
human error Nerror m humano
it was a case of human errorfue un (caso de) error humano
human interest Ninterés m humano
human interest story Nhistoria f de interés humano
human nature Nnaturaleza f humana
it's human nature to do thathacer eso es humano
the human race Nla raza humana, el género humano
human resources NPLrecursos mpl humanos
human resource manager Ndirector(a) m/f de recursos humanos
human rights NPLderechos mpl humanos
human rights organization Norganización f pro derechos humanos
human shield N to use sb as a human shieldusar a algn como escudo (humano)

human

[ˈhjuːmən]
adjhumain(e)
the human body → le corps humain
we're only human → nous ne sommes que des hommes human error
n (also human being) → être m humainhuman being nêtre m humain

human

adjmenschlich; health, brain, part of the bodydes Menschen; human dignitydie Menschenwürde; human sacrificeMenschenopfer nt; not fit for human consumptionzum Verzehr (durch den Menschen) ungeeignet; human errormenschliches Versagen; human capitalMenschenkapital nt; human chainMenschenkette f; human shieldmenschlicher Schutzschild; I’m only humanich bin auch nur ein Mensch; that’s only humandas ist doch nur menschlich; these footprints certainly aren’t humandiese Fußspuren sind or stammen sicher nicht von Menschen
nMensch m

human

:
human race
n the humandie Menschheit, das Menschengeschlecht (geh)
human resources
pl (= people)Personal nt, → Arbeitskräfte pl
human-resources
adj attrPersonal-; human departmentPersonalabteilung f; human managerPersonalleiter(in) m(f)
human rights
plMenschenrechte pl; human organizationMenschenrechtsorganisation f; human activistMenschenrechtler(in) m(f)
human touch
n the humandie menschliche Wärme; to lack the humannichts Menschliches haben
human trial
n (Med) → Menschenversuch m

human

[ˈhjuːmən]
1. adjumano/a
she's only human → nessuno è perfetto
2. nessere m umano

human

(ˈhjuːmən) adjective
of, natural to, concerning, or belonging to, mankind. human nature; The dog was so clever that he seemed almost human.
noun
a person. Humans are not as different from animals as we might think.
ˈhumanly adverb
within human power. If it is humanly possible, he will do it.
human being
a person. Animals may behave like that, but human beings shouldn't.
human resources noun
the abilities and skills of people (used to refer to the benefit derived from them).

human

بَشَرِيّ lidský menneskelig menschlich ανθρώπινος humano ihmis- humain ljudski umano 人間の 사람의 menselijk menneskelig człowiek humano человеческий mänsklig เกี่ยวกับมนุษย์ insan thuộc loài người 人类的

human

a. humano-a, rel. a la humanidad.

human

adj humano; — being ser humano; n humano
References in classic literature ?
Beth had her troubles as well as the others, and not being an angel but a very human little girl, she often `wept a little weep' as Jo said, because she couldn't take music lessons and have a fine piano.
Strange as it may seem, the giant, though afraid of nothing human and brave when it came to a hand-to-claw argument with a wild animal, had a very great fear of the water and the unseen life within it.
They hated Krajiek, but they clung to him because he was the only human being with whom they could talk or from whom they could get information.
Pontellier was beginning to realize her position in the universe as a human being, and to recognize her relations as an individual to the world within and about her.
His legs and thighs were thin, nearly to emaciation, but of extraordinary length; and his knees would have been considered tremendous, had they not been outdone by the broader foundations on which this false superstructure of blended human orders was so profanely reared.
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
In thought a fine human brow is like the east when troubled with the morning.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
Here is one more book that depicts the struggle of a human creature, under those opposing influences of Good and Evil, which we have all felt, which we have all known.
There is nothing he will not promise the poor hungry human heart, with his innocent-looking daisies and those practised liars the birds.
They were the productions of different minds and of adverse passions; one, ascending for the foundation of human government to the laws of nature and of God, written upon the heart of man; the other, resting upon the basis of human institutions, and prescriptive law, and colonial charter.
The population of the island, Montgomery informed me, now numbered rather more than sixty of these strange creations of Moreau's art, not counting the smaller monstrosities which lived in the undergrowth and were without human form.