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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hum·ble /ˈhʌmbəl ||ˈʌm-/

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·ble a. Hornless. See Hummel. [Scot.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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,
      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 experience will humble him"
      2: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his
         colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn: humiliate,
          mortify, chagrin, abase]