human Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “human” in the English Dictionary

"human" in British English

See all translations

humanadjective

uk   /ˈhjuː.mən/ us   /ˈhjuː.mən/
B1 of or typical of people: The human body is composed of about 60 percent water. Early human remains were found in the Dordogne region of France. Victory in the war was achieved at the cost of great human suffering. The inspector declared the meat fit for human consumption (= in good enough condition for people to eat). Of course I make mistakes, I'm only human (= I am not perfect). The fault was due to human error (= a person making a mistake).

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

humannoun [C]

uk   /ˈhjuː.mən/ us   /ˈhjuː.mən/ also human being
B1 a man, woman, or child: The greatest damage being done to our planet today is that being done by humans.

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

(Definition of human from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"human" in American English

See all translations

humanadjective

us   /ˈhju·mən/
of or typical of people: the human body Of course I make mistakes, I’m only human (= not perfect). The accident was due to human error (= a person’s mistake).
(Definition of human from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"human" in Business English

See all translations

humanadjective

uk   /ˈhjuːmən/ us  
relating to people: Most of the problems were caused by human error, poor communication and staffing issues. The new regulations would improve labour conditions and protect human welfare.

humannoun [C]

uk   /ˈhjuːmən/ us   also human being
a person: Industrial waste can pose a serious threat to humans and the environment.
(Definition of human from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “human”
in Korean 인간의…
in Arabic بَشَري…
in Malaysian manusia…
in French humain…
in Russian человеческий…
in Chinese (Traditional) 人的, 人類的…
in Italian umano…
in Turkish insanî, insana ait/özgü…
in Polish ludzki…
in Spanish humano, ser humano…
in Vietnamese thuộc con người…
in Portuguese humano…
in Thai เกี่ยวกับมนุษย์…
in German menschlich…
in Catalan humà…
in Japanese 人間の…
in Chinese (Simplified) 人的, 人类的…
in Indonesian manusia…
What is the pronunciation of human?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

“human” in British English

“human” in Business English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

environment

the air, water, and land in or on which people, animals, and plants live

Word of the Day

decision fatigue noun
decision fatigue noun
May 30, 2016
a decreased ability to make decisions as a result of having too many decisions to make Our brains have a finite number of decisions they can make before they get depleted and become less discerning – so this is called decision fatigue.

Read More