Definition of 'human'
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With such a respect for human life and a sense of moral decency. The Sun (2017)In court they said he has human rights but what about my rights? The Sun (2016)This is an alternative universe where computer programs have human form. Times, Sunday Times (2016)WOULDN'T it be great if humans were like cars? The Sun (2016)But humans are much more variable than that. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But people are humans and they recognise human emotion and pain. The Sun (2016)Where and how do you fit into the human race? Times, Sunday Times (2016)The progressive agenda is all about changing the world and human nature to accord with a preferred model of existence. Times, Sunday Times (2017)This is an artist who transforms the human body into a forum for critique. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Much in human life is given to looking forward in imagination or to looking back in memory. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The expanding human race is another factor. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They wanted only to live as natural human beings in harmony with life. The Broken God (1993)You can treat humans like they are human. Christianity Today (2000)To do so demands not just technology but human skill. The Sun (2015)So why do people leave human decency at the door when they check in online? The Sun (2012)Their plots are weird and the characters are symbolic rather than human. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The hearts of humans and great apes are very much alike. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Use of drones has been widely criticised by human rights campaigners. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Your trouble is blamed on human error. The Sun (2016)This is an alternative universe where computer programs have human form. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is untapped potential in the human body. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For hours there was no sign of human life. The Crossing-Place (1993)The most natural human instinct in the face of peril is to fly. Times, Sunday Times (2007)What would human beings be like if they used only signs? Exploring language (6th edn) (1995)It was just human nature for us to be excited. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The danger is that human nature could turn out to work in precisely the opposite way. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That would have been brilliant if it had been played by a human player rather than a computer program. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'human'
British English: human /ˈhjuːmən/ ADJECTIVE
Human means relating to or concerning people.
...the human body.
- American English: human
- Arabic: بَشَرِيّ
- Brazilian Portuguese: humano
- Chinese: 人类的
- Croatian: ljudski
- Czech: lidský
- Danish: menneskelig
- Dutch: menselijk
- European Spanish: humano
- Finnish: ihmis-
- French: humain
- German: menschlich
- Greek: ανθρώπινος
- Italian: umano
- Japanese: 人間の
- Korean: 사람의
- Norwegian: menneskelig
- Polish: człowiek
- European Portuguese: humano
- Romanian: uman
- Russian: человеческий
- Spanish: humano
- Swedish: mänsklig
- Thai: เกี่ยวกับมนุษย์
- Turkish: insan
- Ukrainian: людський
- Vietnamese: thuộc loài người
Definition of human from the Collins English Dictionary
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