Human vs Moth - What's the difference?

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As an adjective human

is (label) classical (of or pertaining to the classical - latin, greek - languages, literature, history and philosophy).

As a noun moth is

a usually nocturnal insect of the order lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae or moth can be the plant or moth can be .

As a verb moth is

to hunt for moths.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

human

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (notcomp) Of or belonging to the species Homo sapiens or its closest relatives.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (comparable) Having the nature or attributes of a human being.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Ben Travers), title=(A Cuckoo in the Nest)
  • , chapter=1 citation , passage=She was like a Beardsley Salome , he had said. And indeed she had the narrow eyes and the high cheekbone of that creature, and as nearly the sinuosity as is compatible with human symmetry.}}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • * 2011 August 17, Holman W. Jenkins, Jr., The Many Wars of Google: Handset makers will learn to live with their new ‘frenemy’]'', ''Business World'', ''[[w:The Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal] ,
  • Google wouldn't be human if it didn't want some of this loot, which buying Motorola would enable it to grab.

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    Derived terms

    * human behaviour * human being * human botfly * human capital * human chattel * human chorionic gonadotropin * human-computer interaction * human condition * human death * human development * Human Genome Project * human immunodeficiency virus * human insulin * human interest * humanism * humanist * humanization * humanize * humanizer * human knot * human kind, humankind * humanly * human movement * human nature * humanoid * human papillomavirus * human pyramid * human race * human relations * human resources (HR) * human rights * human trafficking * inhuman * inhumane * nonhuman, non-human * to err is human (human)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A human being, whether man, woman or child.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= Katie L. Burke
  • , title= In the News , volume=101, issue=3, page=193, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans , including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola.}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (lb) To behave as or become, or to cause to behave as or become, a human.
  • * 2013 , Biosocial Becomings (ISBN 110702563X), page 19:
  • There are, then, many ways of humaning : these are the ways along which we make ourselves and, collaboratively, one another.
  • * 1911 , The collected works of Ambrose Bierce , volume 9, page 362:
  • Statistics

    *

    Anagrams

    * (l)

    References

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    moth

    English

    Etymology 1

    Germanic: from (etyl) '', German ''Motte .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A usually nocturnal insect of the order Lepidoptera, distinguished from butterflies by feather-like antennae.
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=May-June, author= William E. Conner
  • , title= An Acoustic Arms Race , volume=101, issue=3, page=206-7, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Earless ghost swift moths become “invisible” to echolocating bats by forming mating clusters close (less than half a meter) above vegetation and effectively blending into the clutter of echoes that the bat receives from the leaves and stems around them.}}
  • (figurative) Anything that gradually and silently eats, consumes, or wastes any other thing.
  • Synonyms
    * lep
    Derived terms
    * almond moth * almond tree leaf skeletoniser moth, almond tree leaf skeletonizer moth * antler moth * apple-moth * Atlas moth * autumnal moth * bagworm moth * black witch moth * Bogong moth * bagworm moth * bee moth * black-arched moth * brimstone moth * brown-tailed moth, brown-tail moth, browntail moth * burnet companion moth * burnet moth * cabbage moth * carpet moth * case moth * cecropia moth * cinnabar moth * clothes moth * clothing moth * codlin moth, codling moth * comet moth * cotton leafworm moth * cup moth * death's head moth * diamond-back moth, diamondback moth * dot moth * Douglas-fir tussock moth * emperor moth * ermine moth * garden tiger moth * geometer moth * ghost moth * goat moth * gooseberry-moth * grass moth * giant leopard moth * gipsy moth, gypsy moth * hag moth * hawk moth, hawk-moth, hawkmoth * honeycomb moth * imperial moth * Indian meal moth * io moth * kitten-moth * lackey moth * lappet moth * leaf roller moth * leek moth * leopard moth * light brown apple moth * lobster moth * luna moth * magpie moth * many-plumed moth * Mediterranean flour moth * mint moth * moth ball, moth-ball, mothball * moth blight * moth-borer * moth-eaten * mothed * mothen * Mother Shipton moth * moth flower * moth fly * moth freckle * moth-fretted * moth-fretten * moth gnat * moth-hunter * mothless * moth-like, mothlike * moth miller * moth mullein * moth orchid * moth patch * moth-proof, mothproof * moth sphinx * moth spot * moth-time * mothweed * moth wing * mothwort * mothy * mouse moth * night moth * November moth * nun moth * ochre-winged hag moth * oriental leafworm moth * owlet moth * owl moth * painted apple moth * pale November moth * Pandora sphinx moth * pasture day moth * pear leaf blister moth * peppered moth * plume moth * polyphemus moth * processionary moth * pug-moth * puss moth * rabbit moth * rusty tussock moth * satin moth * scarlet tiger moth * shipton moth * short-cloaked moth * silkworm moth * slug moth * snout moth * southern flannel moth * sphinx moth * summer fruit tortrix moth * swallow-tailed moth * tapestry moth * tiger moth * turnip moth * tussock moth * unicorn moth * veneer moth * vine moth, vine-moth * wax moth * western tussock moth * wheat moth * white-marked tussock moth * white witch moth * winter moth * witch moth * yellow-shouldered slug moth * Y moth * yucca moth

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To hunt for moths.
  • Derived terms
    * mothing

    See also

    * butterfly * caterpillar

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) (wikipedia moth)

    Noun

  • The plant .
  • Synonyms
    * , matki

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • *
  • So that, dear lords, if I be left behind, / A moth of peace, and he go to the war, / The rites for which I love him are bereft me, / And I a heavy interim shall support / By his dear absence. Let me go with him.
  • (dated) A liver spot, especially an irregular or feathery one.
  • * 1895 , Good Housekeeping , page 196, ISSN: 0731-3462
  • To remove moth patches, wash the spots with a solution of common bicarbonate of soda and water several times a day, until the patches are removed, which will usually be in forty-eight hours.
  • * 1999 , R. L. Gupta, Directory of Diseases & Cures: In Homoeopathy , page 254, ISBN 8170215161.
  • Craves for sour things, chalks and eggs, fatty people with light brown spots on the face or liver spots, moth patches on forehead and cheek.
  • * 2005 , J. D. Patil, Textbook of Applied Materia Medica , page 108, ISBN 8180565904.
  • There are signs of liver affections as weakness, yellow complexion, liver spots, and moth spot like a saddle over the nose.

    Anagrams

    * Thom

    References

    English heteronyms