Venous hum. See under Venous.

(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.

(Hu"man), n. A human being. [Colloq.]

Sprung of humans that inhabit earth.

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.

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.

(Hu"man*ism) n.

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.

4. [Cf. Hem, interj.] An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm, uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.

THese shrugs, these hums and ha's.

5. [Perh. so called because strongly intoxicating.] A kind of strong drink formerly used. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.

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