Definition of Humane

1. Adjective. Pertaining to or concerned with the humanities. "A humane education"

Exact synonyms: Humanist, Humanistic
Partainyms: Humanities, Humanities, Humanities

2. Adjective. Marked or motivated by concern with the alleviation of suffering.

3. Adjective. Showing evidence of moral and intellectual advancement.
Similar to: Civilised, Civilized

Definition of Humane

1. a. Pertaining to man; human.

Definition of Humane

1. Adjective. Having regard for the health and well-being of another; compassionate. ¹

2. Adjective. Pertaining to branches of learning concerned with human affairs or the humanities, especially classical literature or rhetoric. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete spelling of human) ¹

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Definition of Humane

1. compassionate [adj -MANER, -MANEST] : HUMANELY [adv]

Medical Definition of Humane

1. Marked by sympathy, compassion or concern for other humans or for animals. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humane

human sacrifice
human sacrifices
human scarlet fever immune serum
human serum
human serum jaundice
human t-lymphotropic virus
human thioesterase
human thrombin
human waste
human year
human years
humane (current term)

Literary usage of Humane

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

1. The Friend of Peace by Noah Worcester, Massachusetts Peace Society (1821)
""THE Royal humane Society of London, since its establishment in 1774. has restored to society 4889 persons,—having ics- cued them from drowning, ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings [of The] Annual Meeting by Conference of Charities and Correction (U.S.), National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, National Conference of Social Work (U.S.) (1898)
"ABSTRACT OF PAPER BY JOHN G. SHORTALL, PRESIDENT OF THE ILLINOIS humane ... The title " humane Society," as denoting an organization which includes the ..."

3. Sunset by Southern Pacific Company, Southern Pacific Company. Passenger Dept (1913)
"A humane Worker in Honolulu DUMB animals were given little consideration in the- ... She was appointed humane officer and was invested with the power to ..."

4. The Law of Homestead and Exemptions by John H. Smyth (1875)
"humane character of such laws.—In Vermont, it is said that, "the object of the law creating a homestead, which should not be subject to the debts of the ..."

5. The Monthly Review by Ralph Griffiths (1781)
"Reports of the humane Society for the Recovery, ... what the humane intention of the Society are directed to. The cafes occurring are fo fimilar that* in. a ..."

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