Associations to the word «Humble»


HUMBLE, adjective. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.
HUMBLE, adjective. Thinking lowly of oneself; claiming little for oneself; not proud, arrogant, or assuming; modest.
HUMBLE, verb. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humiliate.
HUMBLE, verb. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride or arrogance of; to reduce the self-sufficiency of; to make meek and submissive; -- often used reflexively.
HUMBLE, adjective. Hornless.
HUMBLE PIE, noun. (dated) a pie made from the offal of deer or hog
HUMBLE PIE, noun. (idiomatic) humility, being humble
HUMBLE PLANT, noun. (botany) A species of sensitive plant; Mimosa pudica.

Dictionary definition

HUMBLE, verb. Cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him".
HUMBLE, verb. Cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss".
HUMBLE, adjective. Low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings".
HUMBLE, adjective. Marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski.
HUMBLE, adjective. Used of unskilled work (especially domestic work).
HUMBLE, adjective. Of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats