humankind

[ hyoo-muh n-kahynd, -kahynd or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu mənˌkaɪnd, -ˈkaɪnd or, often, ˈyu- /

noun

human beings collectively; the human race.

Nearby words

  1. humanitarian,
  2. humanitarianism,
  3. humanities,
  4. humanity,
  5. humanize,
  6. humanly,
  7. humanoid,
  8. humanzee,
  9. humash,
  10. humayun

Origin of humankind

1635–45; from the phrase human kind; modeled on mankind

Can be confusedhumankind mankind womankind

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British Dictionary definitions for humankind

humankind

/ (ˌhjuːmənˈkaɪnd) /

noun

the human race; humanity

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Word Origin and History for humankind

humankind

n.

1640s, properly two words, from human + kind (n.).

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