April 16, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
humanitarian /hjuˌmænəˈterijən/ noun
humanitarian
/hjuˌmænəˈterijən/
noun

plural humanitarians

The volunteers building the house are humanitarians.
The volunteers building the house are humanitarians.
Learner's definition of HUMANITARIAN

[count]

: a person who works to make other people's lives better

  • She has been recognized as a great humanitarian for her efforts to end world hunger.

— humanitarian adjective, always used before a noun

  • humanitarian efforts

  • humanitarian aid [=help or money given to people, countries, etc., in order to improve living conditions]

— humanitarianism /hjuˌmænəˈterijəˌnɪzəm/ noun [noncount]

  • She has been honored for her humanitarianism.

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