Definitions of humor

  1. the liquid parts of the body
  2. put into a good mood
  3. 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"
  4. the quality of being funny; " I fail to see the humor in it"
  5. one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed ( in ancient and medieval physiology) to determine your emotional and physical state; " the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile"
  6. 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"
  7. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  8. ( 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"
  9. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.
  10. A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.
  11. 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.
  12. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.
  16. The faculty of expressing the amusing, clever, or comical or the keen perception and cleverly apt expression of connections between ideas that awaken amusement and pleasure. ( From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)
  17. Wit; merriment; the tendency to look at things from the mirthful side; caprice; proud conceit; temper; as, good or bad humor; petulance; peevishness; moisture of the body and eye; disease.
  18. To indulge; yield to a particular desire of.
  19. 1. The uncombined fluids of the body- blood and lymph. 2. Any clear fluid or semifluid hyaline anatomical substance. 3. A chronic moist skin disease.
  20. The moisture of fluids of animal bodies: an animal fluid in an unhealthy state: state of mind ( because once thought to depend on the humors of the body): disposition: caprice: a mental quality which delights in ludicrous and mirthful ideas.
  21. To go in with the humor of: to gratify by compliance.
  22. Animal fluid; state of mind; disposition; caprice; subtle kind of wit.
  23. To comply with the humor of; indulge.
  24. To yield to the humor or caprices of; adapt oneself to.
  25. Disposition; characteristic mood; whim.
  26. A facetious turn of thought.
  27. An animal fluid.
  28. A catuneous eruption.

Usage examples for humor

  1. He had hurt his finger with the file, and he was not in the best of humor – Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure by Victor Appleton
  2. It seemed to him full of the most delightful humor – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  3. He was not in the best of humor as he straightened up. – They of the High Trails by Hamlin Garland
  4. There is more back of it than humor – The Return of Tarzan by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  5. From that moment he was jolly, to the point of humor – A Canadian Bankclerk by J. P. Buschlen
  6. " Some one must have been rather dry," observed Hippy, but no one laughed at his humor – Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders on the Great American Desert by Jessie Graham Flower
  7. " I must humor her if I can by any possibility keep my temper," was her thought. – The Rebel of the School by Mrs. L. T. Meade
  8. Then, returning to Isolde's mother, she was not surprised to find her up and in capital humor studying the railway guide. – Melomaniacs by James Huneker
  9. Madame Roussillon met him at the door in not a very good humor – Alice of Old Vincennes by Maurice Thompson
  10. " Yes," the colonel went on, " I'll do that; and what's more, I'll put the people in good humor by sending down orders for free drink in the Piazza to- night." – A Man of Mark by Anthony Hope
  11. And then the nixt step is to make them that's content out of humor rilin' 'em up with wishin' for what they've got no business with, seein' they hain't earned it. – The Widow O'Callaghan's Boys by Gulielma Zollinger
  12. If she has a sense of humor how much she must enjoy her! – The Wizard's Daughter and Other Stories by Margaret Collier Graham
  13. He has a strong sense of humor – The Bontoc Igorot by Albert Ernest Jenks
  14. Claude spoke with a quiet humor and quite without anger. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  15. That made some of them laugh; but the general ill- humor increased. – L'Assommoir by Emile Zola
  16. He has hardly any sense of humor – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  17. Then he added, with a trace of humor in his voice: " If Monsieur the Director of the Circus comes now he will go in the special car." – The Underdog by F. Hopkinson Smith
  18. The humor of the situation got the better of him, and he laughed. – The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath
  19. He was not accustomed to this sort of humor and did not know how to respond to it. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland
  20. In the main, men and women are very good; our mistake is, expecting to find people always in our own humor – The Fortunes Of Glencore by Charles James Lever