human being

Definitions of human being
  1. noun
    any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
    synonyms: homo, human, man
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    human beings, human race, humanity, humankind, humans, man, mankind, world
    all of the living human inhabitants of the earth
    Homo erectus
    extinct species of primitive hominid with upright stature but small brain
    Homo soloensis
    extinct primitive hominid of late Pleistocene; Java; formerly Javanthropus
    Homo habilis
    extinct species of upright East African hominid having some advanced humanlike characteristics
    Homo sapiens
    the only surviving hominid; species to which modern man belongs; bipedal primate having language and ability to make and use complex tools; brain volume at least 1400 cc
    Homo sapiens neanderthalensis, Neandertal, Neandertal man, Neanderthal, Neanderthal man
    extinct robust human of Middle Paleolithic in Europe and western Asia
    Homo rhodesiensis, Rhodesian man
    a primitive hominid resembling Neanderthal man but living in Africa
    Java man, Trinil man
    fossil remains found in Java; formerly called Pithecanthropus erectus
    Peking man
    fossils found near Beijing, China; they were lost during World War II
    Solo man
    early man of late Pleistocene; skull resembles that of Neanderthal man but with smaller cranial capacity; found in Java
    extinct human of Upper Paleolithic in Europe
    Boskop man
    possible early Homo sapiens represented by a cranium found in the Transvaal; formerly considered a separate species
    Homo sapiens sapiens, modern man
    subspecies of Homo sapiens; includes all modern races
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    a primate of the family Hominidae
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