humor [humor humors humored humoring] BrE ; NAmE humor • less (especially US)
= humour, humourless
1. a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
Syn: wit, humour, witticism, wittiness
2. 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
Syn: humour, sense of humor, sense of humour
- whether he praised or cursed me depended on his temper at the time
- he was in a bad humor
Syn: temper, mood, humour
4. the quality of being funny
- I fail to see the humor in it
Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
|n.||1.||Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.|
|2.||(Med.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.|
|3.||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.|
Examine how your humor is inclined,
And which the ruling passion of your mind.
A prince of a pleasant humor.
I like not the humor of lying.
|4.||Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.|
Is my friend all perfection, all virtue and discretion? Has he not humors to be endured?
|5.||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.|
For thy sake I admit
That a Scot may have humor, I'd almost said wit.
A great deal of excellent humor was expended on the perplexities of mine host.
|v. t.||1.||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.|
[imp. & p. p. Humored
It is my part to invent, and the musician's to humor that invention.
|2.||To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.|
You humor me when I am sick.
Dictionary of Computing:
|humor - hacker humour|
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