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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hum·ble a. [Compar. Humbler superl. Humblest ]
 1. Near the ground; not high or lofty.
    Thy humble nest built on the ground.   --Cowley.
 2. Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; modest; as, a humble cottage.  Used to describe objects.
 3. 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; weak; modest.  Used to describe people.
    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 (Mimosa sensitiva).
 To eat humble pie, to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humiliation; -- 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: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hum·bler n. One who, or that which, humbles some one.