Definitions for humorˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word humor
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
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 humoral medicine of the ancient Greeks, which taught that the balance of fluids in the human body, known as humours, controlled human health and emotion. People of all ages and cultures respond to humour. Most people are able to experience humour—i.e., to be amused, to smile or laugh at something funny—and thus 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 finds something humorous depends on 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, whose purely physical nature makes it more accessible to them.
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