any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species:
living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
noun 1. the physical structure and material substance of a human being, consisting of many billions of cells as well as components outside of the cells: The average adult human body is 50–65% water.
- Human cannonball
noun a performer in popular entertainment who is propelled through the air from a cannon or other device Examples The first human cannonball, in 1877, was a girl called “Zazel” (Rossa Matilda Richter, then only 14). Word Origin 1877
noun 1. the collective skills, knowledge, or other intangible assets of individuals that can be used to create economic value for the individuals, their employers, or their community: Education is an investment in human capital that pays off in terms of higher productivity. noun 1. (economics) the abilities and skills of any individual, esp those […]
- Human chain
noun a line of people, esp. to provide strength or protection; also, humans seen as interconnected body Examples They formed a human chain and pull him out of the mire.