human being


noun

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.

Origin of human being

First recorded in 1855–60
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human being


noun

a member of any of the races of Homo sapiens; person; man, woman, or child
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