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human    : [hj'umən] [j'umən]
Human \Hu"man\, a. [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain.
See {Homage}, and cf. {Humane}, {Omber}.]
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.
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To err is human; to forgive, divine. --Pope.
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Human \Hu"man\, n.
A human being. [Colloq.]
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Sprung of humans that inhabit earth. --Chapman.
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We humans often find ourselves in strange position.
--Prof.
Wilson.
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human
adj 1: characteristic of humanity; "human nature"
2: relating to a person; "the experiment was conducted on 6
monkeys and 2 human subjects"
3: having human form or attributes as opposed to those of
animals or divine beings; "human beings"; "the human body";
"human kindness"; "human frailty" [ant: {nonhuman}]
n 1: any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae
characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech,
and erect carriage [synonym: {homo}, {man}, {human being},
{human}]

110 Moby Thesaurus words for "human":
Adamite, Adamitic, Christian, Christlike, Christly, accommodating,
affectionate, android, anthropocentric, anthropoid,
anthropological, being, beneficent, benevolent, benign, benignant,
bleeding, body, brotherly, cat, chap, character, charitable, child,
clement, commiserative, compassionate, condolent, considerate,
creature, customer, decent, duck, earthling, earthy, ethological,
fallible, fellow, finite, fleshly, forbearant, forgiving, frail,
fraternal, generous, gentle, good, good-natured, gracious,
groundling, guy, hand, head, hominal, hominid, homo, homocentric,
human being, humane, humanistic, humanitarian, individual, joker,
kind, kindhearted, kindly, kindly-disposed, lenient, life,
living soul, loving, magnanimous, man, man-centered, mankind,
manlike, melting, merciful, mortal, nice, nose, one, only human,
party, person, personage, personality, pitying, ruthful, sensitive,
single, soft, softhearted, somebody, someone, soul, sympathetic,
sympathizing, tellurian, tender, tenderhearted, terran, unangelic,
understanding, vulnerable, warm, warmhearted, weak, woman,
worldling




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