Definition of Humanities

1. Noun. Studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills). "The college of arts and sciences"




Definition of Humanities

1. Noun. (plural of humanity) ¹

2. Noun. the branch of learning that includes the arts, classics, philosophy and history etc., but not the sciences ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Humanities

1. humanity [n] - See also: humanity

Lexicographical Neighbors of Humanities

humanisms
humanist
humanistic
humanistic discipline
humanistic psychology
humanistically
humanists
humanitarian
humanitarian intervention
humanitarian interventions
humanitarianism
humanitarianisms
humanitarians
humanitian
humanitians
humanities
humanity
humanization
humanizations
humanize
humanized
humanizer
humanizers
humanizes
humanizing
humankind
humanless
humanlike
humanly
humanmade

Literary usage of Humanities

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American College: A Series of Papers Setting Forth the Program by William Henry Crawford (1915)
"These differ from the natural sciences in that their subject-matter is man and human society; they differ from the humanities in the older sense of the word ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"To the question What are the humanities! one finds a variety of answers, some of which seem much narrower than desirable. In order to get additional ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"... courses in ancient humanities and preparatory Gartzen St. Antoine (Juliers), established in 1490, ing an intermediate school with preparatory section, ..."

4. The Essentials of æsthetics in Music, Poetry, Painting, Sculpture and by George Lansing Raymond (1906)
"... Dancing, Pantomime, Elocution, and Dramatics—The Humanities—External Products Necessitated in Music— Poetry—Painting and Sculpture—-And in Architecture. ..."

5. The New England Gazetteer: Containing Descriptions of the States, Counties by John Hayward (1857)
"Mr. Dionysius Kane, SJ, Professor of third Humanities and Mathematics ; Mr. John H. ... Humanities ..."

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