(Hum), interj. [Cf. Hem, interj.] Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech
implying doubt and deliberation. Pope.
(Hu"man) a. [L. humanus; akin to homo man: cf. F. humain. See Homage, and cf. Humane,
Omber.] 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.Pope.
(Hu"man), n. A human being. [Colloq.]
Sprung of humans that inhabit earth.Chapman.
We humans often find ourselves in strange position.Prof. Wilson.
(Hu"man*ate) a. [LL. humanatus.] Indued with humanity. [Obs.] Cranmer.
(Hu*mane") a. [L. humanus: cf. F. humain. See Human.]
1. Pertaining to man; human. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
2. Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings
or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination.Sportswood.
3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine.
Syn. Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate; gentle; tender; merciful.
Hu*mane"ly, adv. Hu*mane"ness, n.
(Hu*man"ics) n. The study of human nature. [R.] T. W. Collins.
(Hu*man"i*fy) v. t. To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate. [R.]
The humanifying of the divine Word.H. B. Wilson.
1. Human nature or disposition; humanity.
[She] looked almost like a being who had rejected with indifference the attitude of sex for the loftier quality
of abstract humanism.T. Hardy.
2. The study of the humanities; polite learning.