Definitions for humorˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hu•mor*ˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-
(n.)a comic, absurd, or incongruous quality causing amusement.
the faculty of perceiving and expressing or appreciating what is amusing or comical:
a writer with humor and zest.
an instance of being or attempting to be comical or amusing; something humorous.
comical writing or talk in general; comical books, skits, plays, etc.
mental disposition or temperament.
a temporary mood or frame of mind:
in a sulky humor today.
a capricious or freakish inclination; whim or caprice; odd trait.
any animal or plant fluid, esp. one of the body fluids once regarded as determining a person's constitution: blood, phlegm, black bile, or yellow bile.
(v.t.)to comply with the humor or mood of in order to soothe, cheer up, etc.:
to humor a child.
to adapt or accommodate oneself to:
I'll humor your whim for now.
Ref: Also, esp. Brit., humour.
Idioms for humor:
out of humor,dissatisfied; cross.
* Syn: humor , wit refer to an ability to perceive and express a sense of the clever or amusing. humor consists principally in the recognition and expression of incongruities or peculiarities present in a situation or character. It is frequently used to illustrate some fundamental absurdity in human nature or conduct, and is generally thought of as a kindly trait: a genial and mellow type of humor. wit is a purely intellectual, often spontaneous, manifestation of cleverness and quickness in discovering analogies between things really unlike, and expressing them in brief, diverting, and often sharp observations: biting wit.
Origin of humor:
1300–50; ME (h)umour < AF < L (h)ūmor moisture, bodily fluid =(h)ūm(ēre) to be wet (cf. humid ) +-ōr- -or1
wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)
a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
humor, humour, sense of humor, sense of humour(noun)
the trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
"she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor"
temper, mood, humor, humour(noun)
a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
"whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time"; "he was in a bad humor"
the quality of being funny
"I fail to see the humor in it"
(Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
"the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour(verb)
the liquid parts of the body
put into a good mood
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a quality that makes people laugh
There is a lot of humor in the book.
sb's ability to be funny or understand what is funny
She's very nice, but she has no sense of humor.
The quality of being amusing, comical, funny.
One of four fluids (blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm) that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.
A mood, especially a bad mood; a temporary state of mind brought upon by an event; an abrupt illogical inclination or whim.
He was in a particularly vile humor that afternoon.
Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.
A fluid or semi-fluid of the body.
: To pacify by indulging.
I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.
moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc
a vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin
state of mind, whether habitual or temporary (as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor
changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims
that quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations; a playful fancy; facetiousness
to comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind
to help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please
The Roycroft Dictionary
The tabasco sauce that gives life a flavor.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Works consisting of jokes and facetiae relating to a subject.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
An outbreak, either of skin or brains frequently branded as Rash.
Humour or humor is the tendency of particular cognitive experiences to provoke laughter and provide amusement. The term derives from the humoural medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, control human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. The majority of people are able to experience humour, i.e., to be amused, to laugh or smile at something funny, and thus they are considered to have a sense of humour. The hypothetical person lacking a sense of humour would likely find the behaviour induced by humour to be inexplicable, strange, or even irrational. Though ultimately decided by personal taste, the extent to which a person will find something humorous depends upon a host of variables, including geographical location, culture, maturity, level of education, intelligence and context. For example, young children may favour slapstick, such as Punch and Judy puppet shows or cartoons such as Tom and Jerry. Satire may rely more on understanding the target of the humour and thus tends to appeal to more mature audiences.
Translations for humor
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a state of mind; a mood or humour
He's in a bad temper.
- bui, humeurAfrikaans
- humorPortuguese (BR)
- die StimmungGerman
- (ψυχική) διάθεσηGreek
- حالت روحی؛ خلقFarsi
- 기분, 기질Korean
- garastāvoklis; omaLatvian
- sinn, humør, lynneNorwegian
- humor, nastrójPolish
- حالت روحی؛ خلقPersian
- برابرول، معتدلول: اّب وركول (لكه پو لادوته)، سره ګډول، په ټاكلې اندازه نرى كول يا ټينګول، ( موسيقي ) سورول: كلك والى، ټينګوالى: خوى، مزاج: دځان واك، دځان كنټرول: خپګان، قهرPashto
- ruh hali, keyifTurkish
- 心情Chinese (Trad.)
- ذہني حالت، موڈUrdu
- tính tình, tính khíVietnamese
- 心情Chinese (Simp.)
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