[hyoo-muh n or, often, yoo‐] /ˈhyu mən or, often, ˈyu‐/
of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people:
consisting of people:
the human race.
of or relating to the social aspect of people:
a warmly human understanding.
of, characterizing, or relating to man and mankind: human nature
consisting of people: the human race, a human chain
having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machines: human failings
a human being; person
mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) “of or belonging to man” (12c.), from Latin humanus “of man, human,” also “humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized,” probably related to homo (genitive hominis) “man” (see homunculus) and to humus “earth,” on notion of “earthly beings,” as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam “man,” from adamah “ground”). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) “man, male person.”
As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.
see: milk of human kindness
[verb oh-ver-huhng; adjective oh-ver-huhng] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈhʌŋ; adjective ˈoʊ vərˌhʌŋ/ verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of . adjective 2. or suspended from above: an overhung door. [verb oh-ver-hang; noun oh-ver-hang] /verb ˌoʊ vərˈhæŋ; noun ˈoʊ vərˌhæŋ/ verb (used with object), overhung, overhanging. 1. to or be suspended over: A great chandelier overhung […]
[huhnt] /hʌnt/ verb (used with object) 1. to chase or search for (game or other wild animals) for the purpose of catching or killing. 2. to pursue with force, hostility, etc., in order to capture (often followed by down): They hunted him down and hanged him. 3. to search for; seek; endeavor to obtain or […]
overhydrate o·ver·hy·drate (ō’vər-hī’drāt) v. o·ver·hy·drat·ed, o·ver·hy·drat·ing, o·ver·hy·drates To cause to take excessive fluids into the body, as through intravenous injection.
[ahy-dee-uh-lahyz] /aɪˈdi əˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), idealized, idealizing. 1. to make ; represent in an form or character; exalt to an perfection or excellence. verb (used without object), idealized, idealizing. 2. to represent something in an form. /aɪˈdɪəˌlaɪz/ verb 1. to consider or represent (something) as ideal 2. (transitive) to portray as ideal; glorify […]