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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humble  \Hum"ble\,  a. 
  Hornless.  See  {Hummel}.  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Humble  \Hum"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Humbled};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Humbling}.] 
  1.  To  bring  low  to  reduce  the  power,  independence,  or 
  exaltation  of  to  lower;  to  abase;  to  humilate. 
 
  Here  take  this  purse,  thou  whom  the  heaven's 
  plagues  Have  humbled  to  all  strokes.  --Shak. 
 
  The  genius  which  humbled  six  marshals  of  France. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  To  make  humble  or  lowly  in  mind;  to  abase  the  pride  or 
  arrogance  of  to  reduce  the  self-sufficiently  of  to  make 
  meek  and  submissive;  --  often  used  rexlexively. 
 
  Humble  yourselves  therefore  under  the  mighty  hand  of 
  God,  that  he  may  exalt  you  --1  Pet.  v.  6. 
 
  Syn:  To  abase;  lower;  depress;  humiliate;  mortify;  disgrace; 
  degrade. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  THy  humble  nest  built  on  the  ground.  --Cowley. 
 
  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. 
 
  God  resisteth  the  proud,  but  giveth  grace  unto  the 
  humble.  --Jas.  iv  6. 
 
  She  should  be  humble  who  would  please.  --Prior. 
 
  Without  a  humble  imitation  of  the  divine  Author  of 
  our  .  .  .  religion  we  can  never  hope  to  be  a  happy 
  nation.  --Washington. 
 
  {Humble  plant}  (Bot.),  a  species  of  sensitive  plant,  of  the 
  genus  {Mimosa}  ({M.  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  humble 
  adj  1:  low  or  inferior  in  station  or  quality;  "a  humble  cottage"; 
  "a  lowly  parish  priest";  "a  modest  man  of  the  people"; 
  "small  beginnings"  [syn:  {low},  {lowly},  {modest},  {small}] 
  2:  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  [ant:  {proud}] 
  3:  used  of  unskilled  work  (especially  domestic  work)  [syn:  {menial}, 
  {lowly}] 
  4:  of  low  birth  or  station  (`base'  is  archaic  in  this  sense); 
  "baseborn  wretches  with  dirty  faces";  "of  humble  (or 
  lowly)  birth"  [syn:  {base},  {baseborn},  {lowly}] 
  v  1:  cause  to  be  unpretentious;  "This  exeprience  will  humble  him" 
  2:  lower  in  esteem;  hurt  the  pride  of  [syn:  {humiliate},  {mortify}, 
  {chagrin},  {abase}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Humble,  TX  (city,  FIPS  35348) 
  Location:  29.99470  N,  95.26466  W 
  Population  (1990):  12060  (5260  housing  units) 
  Area:  25.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  77338,  77339,  77345,  77346,  77396 




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