human

Definitions

  • Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
    Showing architectural elements, animal and human forms and other decoration
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj human having human form or attributes as opposed to those of animals or divine beings "human beings","the human body","human kindness","human frailty"
    • adj human characteristic of humanity "human nature"
    • adj human relating to a person "the experiment was conducted on 6 monkeys and 2 human subjects"
    • n human any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
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THE MEDAL OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY THE MEDAL OF THE ROYAL HUMANE SOCIETY
One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown with other refuse into a well behind the row house. The logical inference is that a rebel or criminal had been hanged, drawn, and quartered One of the intriguing mysteries of Jamestown is how the left leg and left half of a human pelvis came to be thrown...
Adaptation of the human form Adaptation of the human form
The Little Folks Humane Society The Little Folks Humane Society
Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice Druids prepare to make a human sacrifice
First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis First Page of the Speculum Humanæ Salvationis

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The world's termites outweigh the world's humans 10 to 1.
    • n Human A human being. "Sprung of humans that inhabit earth.""We humans often find ourselves in strange position."
    • a Human 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."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scorpions can withstand 200 times more nuclear radiation than humans can.
    • human Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of man or of mankind; having the qualities or attributes of man: as, human life or nature; a human being; human shape.
    • human Pertaining to the sphere, nature, or faculties of man; relative or proper to mankind; mundane; secular; not divine: as, human knowledge, wisdom, or science; human affairs.
    • human In astrology, a sign of the zodiac corresponding to a constellation having for its figure a human being. The human signs are Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius, and the first half of Sagittarius. Synonyms Human, etc. See humane.
    • n human A human being; a member of the family of mankind.
    • n human Mars, Mars (said he), thou plague of men, smear'd with the dust and bloud
    • human In geology, noting the period of the later beds of the Post-tertiary or Quaternary series (the recent, alluvial, and post-glacial periods). The mammals are all, or nearly all, of still living species. The epithet human is not strictly applicable to this series, for it is quite certain that man coexisted with the fauna of the Pleistocene period.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Termites outnumber humans ten to one
    • adj Human hū′man belonging or pertaining to man or mankind: having the qualities of a man
    • n Human (coll.) a human being
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Quotations

  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “How much of human life is lost in waiting.”
  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “The two enemies of human happiness are pain and boredom.”
  • Ludwig Wittgenstein
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    “The human body is the best picture of the human soul.”
  • Albert Einstein
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    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
  • Thomas Paine
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    “Human nature is not of itself vicious.”
  • Jimmy Carter
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    “America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense... human rights invented America.”

Idioms

To err is human, to forgive divine - This idiom is used when someone has done something wrong, suggesting that they should be forgiven.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. humanus,; akin to homo, man: cf. F. humain,. See Homage, and cf. Humane Omber

Usage

In literature:

Human Communities, Human Ecology, and Economics.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
Climbers are exceedingly human in their love of getting to the top before fellow-climbers.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
Discord belongs to the imperfect human eye, the human brain, the human heart.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Figure 21 shows a human embryo at the beginning of the fifth week of pregnancy.
"The Sexual Question" by August Forel
Human character itself will change with the amendment of human institutions.
"Shelley, Godwin and Their Circle" by H. N. Brailsford
It is not theology which purifies humanity, but humanity which purifies theology.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
For countless ages the world was governed by ghosts, and they spared no pains to change the eagle of the human intellect into a bat of darkness.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
Realised matter, life, the human spirit, human nature, are actualities and have their value as such.
"Monophysitism Past and Present" by A. A. Luce
Or are we to seek a less romantic explanation with the aid of known tendencies and forces in human nature?
"Religion & Sex" by Chapman Cohen
False, human beliefs, opinions, and theories, material speculations and superstitions, parade before the human mind as laws.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.
"Life and Literature" by J. Purver Richardson
What we did was no doubt ill-considered; but the human mind is so far from omniscient!
"Astounding Stories, April, 1931" by Various
Some form of hunger, love, hate, fear, hope or ambition gives rise to every human emotion and every human thought.
"How to Analyze People on Sight" by Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
Prehistoric types of the human race.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
No sin is more abominable to human nature, and of none is human nature less tolerant.
"Epistle Sermons, Vol. III" by Martin Luther
In doing this I shall be following in the very footsteps of the human Jesus.
"Communism and Christianism" by William Montgomery Brown
It is only human nature, and one has to make allowance for human nature.
"When Ghost Meets Ghost" by William Frend De Morgan
He sees nothing loftier than human hopes; nothing deeper than the human heart.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
Human greatness always remains human, and can make no claims to divine honor.
"The Progressionists, and Angela." by Conrad von Bolanden
The cry of humanity for salvation is not a matter of any one time or faith.
"The Sources Of Religious Insight" by Josiah Royce
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In poetry:

I want, if older,
still to know
why, human, men
and women are
"Myself" by Robert Creeley
No, that indeed not;
But what is villainy in human eyes
May in the sight of God, the patriarch thinks,
Not be -
"Nathan The Wise - Act I" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Love, human love! what art thou?
Thy print upon the dust
Outlives the cities of renown
Wherein the mighty trust!
"The Image In Lava" by Felicia Dorothea Hemans
You say that, many a loving heart,
Would joy to be my own,
That none of all the human race,
Should ever live alone.
"You Ask Why I Am Lonely Now" by James Avis Bartley
I see the vocal ages roll,
And all the human universe
Like some great symphony rehearse
The order of its perfect whole;
"In War-Time: An Aspiration Of The Spirit" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
But who his human heart has laid
To Nature's bosom nearer?
Who sweetened toil like him, or paid
To love a tribute dearer?
"Burns" by John Greenleaf Whittier

In news:

Now that the human genome is almost mapped, scientists are turning to the human proteome to unlock disease secrets and develop new drug targets.
The Los Angeles Human Right to Housing Collective worked to clean up the old Rampart police station on Friday, in honor of International Human Rights Day.
We were pleased to read Stuart Hampshire's review of On Human Nature ( NYR, October 12) in which he shows the crucial philosophical flaws which undermine the entire structure of human sociobiology .
Martin Luther King Jr was a great leader worthy of veneration and respect, but still a human being with human failings and shortcomings.
Human Rights in India an Asia Watch Report Human Rights Watch, 161 pp.
All proposed experiments using human subjects should undergo proper ethical evaluation by a human studies review board before being undertaken.
María Rosa Menocal, a humanities professor known for her work on medieval Spain whose vivacious presence spearheaded a rapid expansion of the Whitney Humanities Center, died Monday of melanoma.
The latest novel by America's foremost avant-gardist, Ben Marcus, proposes that a time might one day come when human children will spurn language, the font of all human travail, and turn their back on the word.
Mike Posko, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake, stands on the site of a Habitat for Humanity development which will be built in the Orchard Ridge community in northeast Baltimore.
Mark Fogel runs Human Capital 3.0, a human resources consulting firm.
Roger Jansen, PhD, senior vice president and chief human resource officer (CHRO) at Spectrum Health, has been named to a list of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders in the field of human resources by Evanta Leadership Network.
Dogs and humans have been companions since prehistoric times, although there is some debate about when the genetic break between wolves and dogs occurred and whether humans had any influence in that.
'Humanizing' is something humans do.
(Aug 30, 2012) In examining the relationship of humans to the rest of nature as well as human nature itself, Edward O Wilson has been a defining presence for some 40 years.
While often described as a "women's rights activist," Fluke 's crusade isn't for any core human liberty, to end the subjection of women in the Middle East, to stop human trafficking, or even to help the poor.
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In science:

For the same reason, improved phase space sampling algorithms should be adaptive and robust, allowing the construction of unweighted event generators with a minimum of human intervention.
O'Mega & WHIZARD: Monte Carlo Event Generator Generation For Future Colliders
But there’s the rub: the connection between human knowledge and the physical world never has been understood in classical physics.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
It seems reasonable to restrict in a similar way the choice given to a human mind.
Quantum theory and the role of mind in nature
For practical purpose one prefers a direct transport of a particle, an atom, or a human being: it is simpler and cleaner.
Classical teleportation
Therefore, we preferred to compare the simulation with the understanding and mental representation of the scene that could have a human reader.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
According to such criteria, we considered that the simulation provided by the system corresponds, in 17% of the texts, with what could have imagined a human being.
Generating a 3D Simulation of a Car Accident from a Written Description in Natural Language: the CarSim System
Fig.4 shows that also the simpler model can explain extinction through this overfishing: First we let the fish reach their stationary age distribution without any human fishing.
Social Effects in Simple Computer Model of Ageing
One may also regard this sexual version as an alternative to the requirement of a minimal population for human society : a single individual cannot reproduce.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
In ancient times, human has known the existence of weight.
Gauge Theory of Gravity
Lindell. “Session-key generation using human passwords only”.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
Yung. “Session-key generation using human passwords only”.
Pretty-Simple Password-Authenticated Key-Exchange Protocol
G with dynamics ∆ obeying equation 2, where the human notion of future and past do not exist.
Coassociativity breaking and oriented graphs
An open research question is if computers, as opposed to humans, can construct short referral chains via an algorithmic procedure.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Although human satisfaction is not considered in this analysis, the evaluation techniques introduced in have become a de facto standard for recommender systems .
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
Some writers would regard this as an inappropriate question, since they take as their goal the representation of human inference.
Evaluating Defaults
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