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human being

n.
A human.

human being

n
a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child

hu′man be′ing


n.
1. any individual of the genus Homo, esp. a member of the species Homo sapiens.
2. a person, esp. as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species: conditions not fit for human beings.
[1855–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.human being - any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriagehuman being - 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

human being

noun human, man, woman, person, mortal not to hear a fellow human being's voice

human being

noun
A member of the human race:
Translations
إِنْسَانٌإنسان، كائِن حَي
ésser human
člověklidská bytostlidský tvor
menneske
homo
inimene
خاکزاد
ihminen
être humainhommeHomo sapiens sapiens
בן אדם
čovjekljudsko biće
manusia
manneskja, mannvera
人間人類
인간
homo
ľudský tvor
människa
คน
con người

human being

nMensch m

human being

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 being

إِنْسَانٌ člověk menneske Mensch άνθρωπος ser humano ihminen être humain ljudsko biće essere umano 人間 인간 menselijk wezen menneske istota ludzka ser humano человек människa คน insanoğlu con người 人类
References in classic literature ?
Chicks follow their mother by instinct, but when they are quite young they will follow with equal readiness any moving object remotely resembling their mother, or even a human being (James, "Psychology," ii, 396).
By daylight alone; after nightfall no human being except passing strangers ever went near the place.
What human being could be upon such excellent terms with the gorilla-men?
If I am not now a human being," replied Bulan, "I intend to be one, and so I shall act as a human being should act.
But Helen was aware that it was not all acting, and that some sort of change was taking place in the human being.
No human being could have passed a happier childhood than myself.
Be pleased, then, to remember (First): That the actions of human beings are not invariably governed by the laws of pure reason.
Lady Arabella looked like a soulless, pitiless being, not human, unless it revived old legends of transformed human beings who had lost their humanity in some transformation or in the sweep of natural savagery.
He is one of the very few human beings I have met with in the course of my life who is not to be cheated.
The animal evidently was accustomed to the association of human beings.
Similar questions had vexed him from infancy, and at Oxford he had learned to say that the importance of human beings has been vastly overrated by specialists.
Now this business of giving life to animals, making them talk and behave like human beings, is an extremely difficult one.