any individual of the genus Homo, especially a member of the species Homo sapiens.
a person, especially as distinguished from other animals or as representing the human species: living conditions not fit for human beings; a very generous human being.
Do Dogs Actually Understand Human Language?Anyone who has ever seen their dog hop to attention when they used the word “treat” knows that dogs obviously understand the same words as humans. But is it accurate to say that animals use language? Man’s best friend is hardly the only animal capable of amazing humans with communication skills. Extensive studies using gestural communication (sign language) explore the cognitive potential in the great apes. …
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Origin of human being
First recorded in 1855–60
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There are about two or three Omahas who know this medicine, which is called Niacinga makan, Human-being medicine.Omaha sociology (1884 N 03 / 1881-1882 (pages 205-370))|James Owen Dorsey
British Dictionary definitions for human being
a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
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