humanoid

[ hyoo-muh-noid or, often, yoo- ]
/ ˈhyu məˌnɔɪd or, often, ˈyu- /

adjective

having human characteristics or form; resembling human beings.

noun

a humanoid being: to search for humanoids in outer space.

Nearby words

  1. humanities,
  2. humanity,
  3. humanize,
  4. humankind,
  5. humanly,
  6. humanzee,
  7. humash,
  8. humayun,
  9. humber,
  10. humberside

Origin of humanoid

First recorded in 1915–20; human + -oid

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British Dictionary definitions for humanoid

humanoid

/ (ˈhjuːməˌnɔɪd) /

adjective

like a human being in appearance

noun

a being with human rather than anthropoid characteristics
(in science fiction) a robot or creature resembling a human being
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Word Origin and History for humanoid

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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