Definition and Meanings for humble
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Part of Speech of humble
adjective, comparative, superlative, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
Etymology of humble
Meaning of humble
as adjective, comparative, superlative
- near the ground; not high or lofty.
- not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; modest; as, a humble cottage. used to describe objects.
- 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.
- hornless. see hummel.
as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
- 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.