Definitions for HUMBLEˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hum•ble*ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-(adj.)-bler, -blest

  1. (adj.)not proud or arrogant; modest.

  2. low in importance, status, or condition:

    a humble home.

  3. courteously respectful:

    in my humble opinion.

  4. insignificant; inferior; submissive:

    to feel humble in the presence of a great artist.

  5. (v.t.)to lower in condition, importance, or dignity; abase; mortify.

  6. to destroy the independence or will of; subdue.

  7. 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

hum′bly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. humble(adj)

    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

  3. humble, menial, lowly(adj)

    used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)

  4. 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"

  5. humble(verb)

    cause to be unpretentious

    "This experience will humble him"

  6. 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

  1. humble(adjective)ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-

    ≠ arrogant

    a kind, humble man

  2. humbleˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-

    having little money or status

    her humble beginnings as a waitress; "I really didn't do very much," she said humbly.

Wiktionary

  1. humble(Verb)

    To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.

  2. humble(Verb)

    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.

  3. humble(Adjective)

    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.

  4. humble(Adjective)

    Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; lowly; weak; modest.

  5. Origin: From umble, from humilis (compare Greek χαμαλός), from humus, humi. See homage, and confer chameleon, humiliate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humble

    near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage

  2. Humble

    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

  3. Humble(adj)

    hornless. See Hummel

  4. Humble(verb)

    to bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate

  5. Humble(verb)

    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

Freebase

  1. Humble

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

humble(adjective)

not having a high opinion of oneself etc

You have plenty of ability but you're too humble.

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