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humanoid

[hyoo-muh-noid or, often, yoo-]
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adjective
  1. having human characteristics or form; resembling human beings.
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noun
  1. a humanoid being: to search for humanoids in outer space.
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Origin of humanoid

First recorded in 1915–20; human + -oid
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Related Words for humanoid

personal, hominoid, individual, animal, mortal, anthropoid, biped, hominid, anthropomorphic, anthropomorphous, civilized, fallible, fleshly, forgivable, anthropological, bipedal, creatural, ethological, hominine, humanistic

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Historical Examples of humanoid

  • Physiologically, the Lhari are—well, humanoid, if you like that better.

    The Colors of Space

    Marion Zimmer Bradley

  • All the smart people on Terra, he explained, had Sheshan humanoid servants.

    The Cosmic Computer

    Henry Beam Piper

  • Though he was humanoid, Earth had never seen creatures just like him.

    The Black Star Passes

    John W Campbell

  • While humanoid, the creature was very far indeed from being human.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith

  • From that they derive the secondary assumption that humanoid types will be scarce.

    The Galaxy Primes

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for humanoid

humanoid

adjective
  1. like a human being in appearance
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noun
  1. a being with human rather than anthropoid characteristics
  2. (in science fiction) a robot or creature resembling a human being
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Word Origin and History for humanoid

1912 (adj.), an anthropological hybrid from human + -oid. As a noun, from 1925. Earlier (1906) brand name of a type of cow's milk altered to be closer to human milk intended as food for infants.

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