Definitions for HUMBLEˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hum•ble*ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-(adj.)-bler, -blest
(adj.)not proud or arrogant; modest.
low in importance, status, or condition:
a humble home.
in my humble opinion.
insignificant; inferior; submissive:
to feel humble in the presence of a great artist.
(v.t.)to lower in condition, importance, or dignity; abase; mortify.
to destroy the independence or will of; subdue.
to make meek:
to humble one's heart.
* Syn: humble , degrade , humiliate suggest a lowering in self-respect or in the estimation of others. humble most often refers to a lowering of pride or arrogance, but may refer to a lessening of power or importance: humbled by failure; to humble an enemy. degrade literally means to demote in rank or standing, but commonly refers to a bringing into dishonor or contempt: You degrade yourself by cheating. To humiliate is to make another feel inadequate or unworthy, esp. in a public setting: humiliated by criticism.
Origin of humble:
1200–50; ME (h)umble < OF < L humilis low, lowly, akin to humus ground
humble, low, lowly, modest, small(adj)
low or inferior in station or quality
"a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"
marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful
"a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski
humble, menial, lowly(adj)
used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)
base, baseborn, humble, lowly(verb)
of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense)
"baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"
cause to be unpretentious
"This experience will humble him"
humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase(verb)
cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
"He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
humble(adjective)ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-
a kind, humble man
humbleˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-
having little money or status
her humble beginnings as a waitress; "I really didn't do very much," she said humbly.
To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.
To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet. Ch 5: v. 6.
Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
Thy humble nest built on the ground. -Cowley.
Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.
Origin: From umble, from humilis (compare Greek χαμαλός), from humus, humi. See homage, and confer chameleon, humiliate.
near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage
thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest
hornless. See Hummel
to bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate
to make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiently of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used rexlexively
Humble is a city in Harris County, Texas, within the Houston–The Woodlands–Baytown metropolitan area. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 15,133. The city shares a zip code with the small Houston neighborhood of Bordersville, although people who live in Bordersville still have Humble addresses.
Translations for HUMBLE
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
not having a high opinion of oneself etc
You have plenty of ability but you're too humble.
- humildePortuguese (BR)
- pokorný, poníženýCzech
- ταπεινόφρων, υποχωρητικόςGreek
- नम्र, विनीत, सीधा सादाHindi
- rendah hatiIndonesian
- lítillátur, hógvær, auðmjúkurIcelandic
- rendah hatiMalay
- ydmyk, underdanig, beskjedenNorwegian
- skromny, pokornyPolish
- متواضع، خاکسارPashto
- alçak gönüllüTurkish
- 謙卑的Chinese (Trad.)
- khiêm tốn; nhún nhườngVietnamese
- 谦卑的Chinese (Simp.)
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