|a.||1.||Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; |
|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.|
Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.
|1.||Hornless. See Hummel.|
|v. t.||1.||To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.|
|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.|
|Verb||1.||humble - cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble him"|
|2.||humble - cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his colleague by criticising him in front of the boss"|
|Adj.||1.||humble - low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the people"; "small beginnings"|
|2.||humble - 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|
proud - feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes"
|3.||humble - used of unskilled work (especially domestic work)|
|4.||humble - of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense); "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly) birth"|