Definition of Human

1. Noun. Any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage.

2. Adjective. Characteristic of humanity. "Human nature"
Partainyms: Humanity
Derivative terms: Humanness

3. Adjective. Relating to a person. "The experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
Derivative terms: Humanity, Humanness

4. Adjective. Having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings. "Human frailty"

Definition of Human

1. a. Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.

2. n. A human being.

Definition of Human

1. Adjective. (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species ''Homo sapiens'' or its closest relatives. ¹

2. Adjective. (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being. ¹

3. Noun. A human being, whether man, woman or child. ¹

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Definition of Human

1. a person [n -S] - See also: person

Medical Definition of Human

1. Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices. "To err is human; to forgive, divine." (Pope) Origin: L. Humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. Humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane, Omber. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Human

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human T-cell lymphoma/leukaemia virus
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Literary usage of Human

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Orville Dewey, D.D.: With a Biographical Sketch by Orville Dewey (1883)
"Whenever the human character is portrayed in colors altogether dark or ... Nay more ; do not all the varying representations of human nature imply their ..."

2. The Montessori method: Scientific Pedagogy as Applied to Child Education in by Maria Montessori, Henry Wyman Holmes (1912)
"All human victories, all human progress, stand upon the inner force. Tims a young student may become a great doctor if he is spurred to his study by an ..."

3. Psychology, General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1917)
"Animal behavior direct and perceptual, human behavior indirect and ideational. The significance of the evolution of the association areas can be seen by ..."

4. The Principles of the Law of Evidence: With Elementary Rules for Conducting by William Mawdesley Best, John Archibald Russell, Appleton Morgan (1882)
"The human understanding may be considered in three points of view, namely: with respect to the sources of our ideas; the objects about which the human mind ..."

5. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"TO COMPARATIVE ANATOMY. my is fit only to be read by those that deal of the human body and the general animal i they do not understand the standard, ..."

6. Ecology, Diversity and Sustainability of the Middle Rio Grande Basin edited by Deborah M. Finch, Joseph A. Tainter (1996)
"Chapter Introduction: Ecosystem Research in a human Context Deborah M. Finch and Joseph A. Tainter USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range ..."

7. Economic Motives: A Study in the Psychological Foundations of Economic by Zenas Clark Dickinson (1922)
"... CHAPTER I human NATURE IN ECONOMICS MENTAL AND PHYSICAL FOUNDATIONS THE object of this essay is to continue and bring down to date the old discussion of ..."

8. Text-book of normal histology: including an account of the development of by George Arthur Piersol (1904)
"Irido-corneal angle of human eye 350 376. Diagram of retinal elements ... Section of human retina 353 378. human retina at macula lutea (Max Schultze) 357 ..."

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