- of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people: human frailty.
- consisting of people: the human race.
- of or relating to the social aspect of people: human affairs.
- sympathetic; humane: a warmly human understanding.
- a human being.
Origin of human
Examples from the Web for humanlike
Log line: Thirty-five years in the future, cops are paired with humanlike androids to fight crime.Fall-Winter TV Preview: Snap Judgments of 2013–14’s New Shows
Jace Lacob, Kevin Fallon
July 16, 2013
Pacific Rim is only the latest movie to feature machines with humanlike hearts.Terminator, Wall-E & More of the Best Robots in Film (Video)
July 13, 2013
Millennia of interacting with other humans has left us ill equipped to deal with objects that sometimes act in humanlike ways.Why Drones Make Us Nervous
May 17, 2013
Warning peoples of humanlike mold and emotions wherever they might dwell.
Its mate had found it and was nosing it about, while moaning in a most humanlike voice.The Last Cruise of the Saginaw
George H. Read
Other calls were froglike, humanlike and birdlike in quality.
Turning and looking up, he saw two humanlike but fierce eyes shining amid a thick, dark screen of interlacing vines.Motor Matt's Mystery
Stanley R. Matthews
On the rooftops back in Urtraria could be seen the frantic, fleeing forms of humanlike beings—the Wanderer's people.
- of, characterizing, or relating to man and mankindhuman nature
- consisting of peoplethe human race; a human chain
- having the attributes of man as opposed to animals, divine beings, or machineshuman failings
- kind or considerate
- a human being; person
Word Origin and History for humanlike
mid-15c., humain, humaigne, from Old French humain, umain (adj.) "of or belonging to man" (12c.), from Latin humanus "of man, human," also "humane, philanthropic, kind, gentle, polite; learned, refined, civilized," probably related to homo (genitive hominis) "man" (see homunculus) and to humus "earth," on notion of "earthly beings," as opposed to the gods (cf. Hebrew adam "man," from adamah "ground"). Cognate with Old Lithuanian zmuo (accusative zmuni) "man, male person."
As a noun, from 1530s. Its Old English cognate guma (from Proto-Germanic *guman-) survives only in disguise in bridegroom. Related: Humanness. Human rights attested by 1680s; human being by 1690s. Human relations is from 1916; human resources attested by 1907, American English, apparently originally among social Christians and drawn from natural resources.
- A member of the species Homo sapiens; a human being.
- A member of any of the extinct species of the genus Homo, such as Homo erectus or Homo habilis, that are considered ancestral or closely related to modern humans.
Idioms and Phrases with humanlike
see milk of human kindness.