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, 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.

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. Tracy Morgan:

    I've always used my sense of humor as a healing process for me, i made fun of [the accident]. I made fun of the whole thing.

  2. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Reality is an infernal black comedy of truth, ironic black humor of a scenario of life, where justice is just sarcasm. 2. Thoughts are lightning, the mystical fire of the universe. 3. Science plays the board game Doctor, they know that the human body is the main key to the secrets of the universe and existence itself, but immortality will give the most important secret of life, and it will tell you that over time a person does not value anything, he is just a spectator and a consumer with popcorn, which symbolizes values, for a pessimist it is salty, for an optimist, sweet caramel hedonism. 5. The game of caps of values ​​of intergenerational generations is a war of illusion. 6. Fantasy as endless facets of imagination Geek dice for board games, imagination is an attempt to know oneself and at the same time a great denial of true reality. Imagination is a fog of illusion drugs. 7. Consciousness is a starship in an infinite space of thoughts, a multi-dimensional universe of various levels of awareness. 8. Body modification and plastic surgery, etc., this is an escape from the true self, from its essence from its own perfection given by God. This immersion in the endless illusions of the ego, pride and vanity is a parody of your self, you paint your portrait from the lower feelings. 9. Pride, ego, vanity are all fear, a thirst to materialize in history, in a world where everything is forgotten - this is the only thing that connects you with the tiny world of people, abandoning them you will know the infinity of the universe. 10. Love, selfless nobility and forgiveness are the immortality of humanity. Higher awareness is the highest dimension of love. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  3. Sam Rubin:

    When I walked in to pick up my card [with the reel], studio people — who I assume were ordered by these same lame public-relations censors who interrupted my interview — they were editing someone else’s interview, one Ben had already given because he had made a joke in the interview about drug use, they were taking out a remark he had actually made of his own free will and cutting it out of the interview because they think you might not be able to understand it. You may not get Ben’s sense of humor.

  4. Mark Twain:

    I have never examined the subject of humor until now. I am surprised to find how much ground it covers. I have got its divisions and frontiers down on a piece of paper. I find it defined as a production of the brain, as the power of the brain to produce something humorous, and the capacity of percieving humor.

  5. Thomas Browne:

    Men live by intervals of reason under the sovereignty of humor and passion.

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