Humble Hum"ble, a. [Compar. {Humbler}; superl. {Humblest}.] [F., fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth, ground. See {Homage}, and cf. {Chameleon}, {Humiliate}.] 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage. [1913 Webster]

THy humble nest built on the ground. --Cowley. [1913 Webster]

2. Thinking lowly of one's self; claiming little for one's self; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; thinking one's self ill-deserving or unworthy, when judged by the demands of God; lowly; waek; modest. [1913 Webster]

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. --Jas. iv. 6. [1913 Webster]

She should be humble who would please. --Prior. [1913 Webster]

Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. --Washington. [1913 Webster]

{Humble plant} (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the genus {Mimosa} ({Mimosa sensitiva}).

{To eat humble pie}, to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; -- a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See {Humbles}. --Halliwell. --Thackeray. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Humbler — may refer to: * humility * Humbler (BDSM), a BDSM device …   Wikipedia

  • Humbler — Hum bler, n. One who, or that which, humbles some one. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humbler — Dieser Artikel oder Abschnitt ist nicht hinreichend mit Belegen (Literatur, Webseiten oder Einzelnachweisen) versehen. Die fraglichen Angaben werden daher möglicherweise demnächst gelöscht. Hilf Wikipedia, indem du die Angaben recherchierst und… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Humbler — Cock and ball torture Un pénis torturé par électrostimulation La torture des organes génitaux masculins (ou plus familièrement torture de couilles ) (traduction de l anglais cock and ball torture ou, en abrégé,CBT) désigne un ensemble de procédés …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Humbler (BDSM) — A humbler is a BDSM cock and ball torture and physical restraint device used to restrict the movement of a submissive male participant in a BDSM scene. The humbler consists of a testicle cuff device that clamps around the base of the scrotum,… …   Wikipedia

  • humbler — noun see humble II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • humbler — See humbleness. * * * …   Universalium

  • humbler — noun Agent noun of humble; one who humbles …   Wiktionary

  • humbler — hum·ble || hÊŒmbl v. humiliate, embarrass, shame; subdue, abase adj. unpretentious, poor, simple; modest, not prideful; submissive, deferential, meek …   English contemporary dictionary

  • humbler — comparative of humble …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”