What does humor mean?

Definitions for humorˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word humor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittiness(noun)

    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. humor, humour(noun)

    the quality of being funny

    "I fail to see the humor in it"

  5. humor, humour(noun)

    (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"

  6. liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humor, humour(verb)

    the liquid parts of the body

  7. humor, humour(verb)

    put into a good mood

Wiktionary

  1. humor(Noun)

    The quality of being amusing, comical, funny.

  2. humor(Noun)

    One of four fluids (blood, yellow bile, black bile and phlegm) that were believed to control the health and mood of the human body.

  3. humor(Noun)

    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.

  4. humor(Noun)

    Either of the two regions of liquid within the eyeball, the aqueous humour and vitreous humour.

  5. humor(Noun)

    A fluid or semi-fluid of the body.

  6. humor(Verb)

    : To pacify by indulging.

    I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Humor(noun)

    moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc

  2. Humor(noun)

    a vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin

  3. Humor(noun)

    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

  4. Humor(noun)

    changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims

  5. Humor(noun)

    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

  6. Humor(verb)

    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

  7. Humor(verb)

    to help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. humor

    The tabasco sauce that gives life a flavor.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Humor

    Works consisting of jokes and facetiae relating to a subject.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. HUMOR

    An outbreak, either of skin or brains frequently branded as Rash.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of humor in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of humor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Clive Jones:

    Common sense and sense of humor are the same thing moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing.

  2. Victor Borge:

    Humor is something that thrives between man's aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because, you see, humor is truth.

  3. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

  4. Aristotle:

    Humor is the only test of gravity, and gravity of humor; for a subject which will not bear raillery is suspicious, and a jest which will not bear serious examination is false wit.

  5. Matt Damon:

    (Weir) really got this guy with this great sense of humor, really smart and really capable guy, but somebody who has that great kind of gallows humor that people who do this kind of work tend to have.

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