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:

    Humor is angry honesty, like an eruption of truth, a volcano on which it is written: Enough.

  2. Dan Jenkins:

    Even though I was making a stab at humor, I dont think I ever wrote a line I didnt believe, i tried not to draw too much blood. I tried to rave about all the heroes of the game, and they deserved it. ... When something great happens like when an Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Tiger Woods or Ben Hogan happens you dont have to be funny, you just have to be accurate.

  3. Leslie Pilgrim:

    I was raised to see the humor in everything, so to me, at the end of the day, this is funny.

  4. Jacob August Riis:

    The more I live, the more I think that humor is the saving sense.

  5. Clive James:

    A sense of humor is just common sense dancing.

Images & Illustrations of humor

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