humankind
noun singular but singular or plural in construction Date: 1594 the human race

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • humankind — First recorded in the 17c as an occasional variant of mankind, humankind has gathered strength in the 20c, largely because it serves well as a gender neutral term for the human race: • One single species humankind is putting the Earth at risk BBC …   Modern English usage

  • Humankind — Hu man*kind , n. Mankind. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • humankind — index humanity (mankind) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • humankind — 1640s, properly two words, from HUMAN (Cf. human) + KIND (Cf. kind) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • humankind — [n] the human race community, flesh, Homo sapiens, human beings, humanity, human species, mortality, mortals, people, populace, society; concept 417 …   New thesaurus

  • humankind — ► NOUN ▪ human beings considered collectively …   English terms dictionary

  • humankind — [hyo͞o′mən kīnd΄, yo͞omən kīnd΄] n. the human race; mankind; people …   English World dictionary

  • Humankind — Este artículo o sección sobre ocio necesita ser wikificado con un formato acorde a las convenciones de estilo. Por favor, edítalo para que las cumpla. Mientras tanto, no elimines este aviso puesto el 12 de enero de 2008. También puedes ayudar… …   Wikipedia Español

  • humankind — [[t]hju͟ːmənkaɪnd[/t]] N UNCOUNT Humankind is the same as mankind …   English dictionary

  • humankind — /hyooh meuhn kuynd , kuynd / or, often, /yooh /, n. human beings collectively; the human race. [1635 45; from the phrase human kind; modeled on mankind] * * * …   Universalium

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