What does humor mean?

Definitions for humor
ˈhyu mər; often ˈyu-hu·mor

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wit, humor, humour, witticism, wittinessnoun

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

  2. humor, humour, sense of humor, sense of humournoun

    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, humournoun

    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, humournoun

    the quality of being funny

    "I fail to see the humor in it"

  5. humor, humournoun

    (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, humourverb

    the liquid parts of the body

  7. humor, humourverb

    put into a good mood

Wiktionary

  1. humornoun

    The quality of being amusing, comical, funny.

  2. humornoun

    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. humornoun

    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. humornoun

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

  5. humornoun

    A fluid or semi-fluid of the body.

  6. humorverb

    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. Humornoun

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

  2. Humornoun

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

  3. Humornoun

    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. Humornoun

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

  5. Humornoun

    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. Humorverb

    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. Humorverb

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. humor

    The ability to create, perceive and express ourselves with fun and laughter.

    Humor is vital in life for all of humanity.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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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

Examples of humor in a Sentence

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Our reality is getting funnier and funnier, comical nightmare of black humor, and funny and scary, shock humor. The comical, dreamlike paradoxes of egoism are becoming more and more. 2. Stubbornness is cartoonish thinking that anything is possible. This is the inexhaustible energy of success. 3. Open in yourself the philosophy of love without self-interest and selfishness, and you will become much happier and more joyful. Let your heart become a philosopher of selfless love. 4. Alone, you will grow old faster in mind. Like a fish in the depths of the endless emptiness of nonsense. 5. The great matrix of loneliness, where money rules, there will always be formal loneliness, robotic consciousness. 6. Music is a lullaby of consciousness, we dance to death. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  2. E. B. White:

    Humor can be dissected as a frog can, but the thing dies in the process and the innards are discouraging to any but the pure scientific mind.

  3. Amy Klobuchar:

    I will use humor.

  4. Helitzer:

    Good humor is a paradox. The unexpected juxtaposition of the reasonable next to the unreasonable.

  5. Bridget Anne Kelly:

    I realize that my offhanded attempts at sarcasm and humor were not as witty as they were intended to be, but even with this acknowledgment ... I am not guilty for the crimes of which I have been accused.

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