Humor meaning

hyo͝omər
The definition of humor is the quality of being funny, or something that makes people laugh, or one of the four bodily fluids.

An example of humor is the talent of a comedian to make their audience laugh.

An example of humor is a funny joke in a greeting card.

An example of humor is blood.

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Humor means to agree with the wishes or ideas of someone else just to make them feel better.

An example of humor is lying to someone by telling them the meal they cooked for you was the best you've ever eaten.

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That which is intended to induce laughter or amusement.

A writer skilled at crafting humor.

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One of the four fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, choler, and black bile, whose relative proportions were thought in ancient and medieval physiology to determine a person's disposition and general health.
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An often temporary state of mind; a mood.

I'm in no humor to argue.

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US spelling of humour.

I know you don't believe my story, but humor me for a minute and imagine it to be true.

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The quality that makes something laughable or amusing; funniness.

Could not see the humor of the situation.

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To comply with the wishes or ideas of (another) in order to keep that person satisfied or unaware of criticism; indulge.
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To adapt or accommodate oneself to.

Humored his uncle's peculiarities.

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Whim; fancy; caprice.
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The quality that makes something seem funny, amusing, or ludicrous; comicality.
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(physiol.) Any of certain fluids or fluidlike substances of the body.

The aqueous humor.

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To comply with the mood or whim of (another); indulge.
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To act in agreement with the nature of; adapt oneself to.
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One of the four fluids of the body, blood, phlegm, choler, and black bile, whose relative proportions were thought in ancient and medieval physiology to determine a person's disposition and general health.
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A person's characteristic disposition or temperament.

A boy of sullen humor.

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One of the four fluids of the body—blood, phlegm, black bile, and yellow bile—whose relative proportions were thought in ancient and medieval medicine to determine general health and character.
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The ability to perceive, enjoy, or express what is amusing, comical, incongruous, or absurd.
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US spelling of humour.

He was in a particularly vile humor that afternoon.

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A person's characteristic disposition or temperament.

A boy of sullen humor.

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out of humor
  • In a bad mood; irritable.
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out of humor
  • not in a good mood; cross; disagreeable
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

out of humor
out of humor

Origin of humor

  • Middle English fluid from Old French umor from Latin ūmor, hūmor

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition