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Definition of Humor


  1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the eye, etc.
  2. A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often causes an eruption on the skin.
  3. State of mind, whether habitual or temporary (as formerly supposed to depend on the character or combination of the fluids of the body); disposition; temper; mood; as, good humor; ill humor.
  4. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices; freaks; vagaries; whims.
  5. That quality of the imagination which gives to ideas an incongruous or fantastic turn, and tends to excite laughter or mirth by ludicrous images or representations; a playful fancy; facetiousness.
  6. To comply with the humor of; to adjust matters so as suit the peculiarities, caprices, or exigencies of; to adapt one's self to; to indulge by skillful adaptation; as, to humor the mind.
  7. To help on by indulgence or compliant treatment; to soothe; to gratify; to please.

Humor Quotations

A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin
A day without laughter is a day wasted.
Charlie Chaplin

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.
Audrey Hepburn

Laughter is an instant vacation. - Milton Berle
Laughter is an instant vacation.
Milton Berle

Good planning is important. I've also regarded a sense of humor as one of the most important things on a big expedition. When you're in a difficult or dangerous situation, or when you're depressed about the chances of success, someone who can make you laugh eases the tension.
Edmund Hillary

There is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt.
Erma Bombeck
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Humor Translations

humor in Dutch is humeur, humor, gemoedsgesteldheid
humor in French is humour, humeur
humor in German is Humor
humor in Italian is umorismo
humor in Spanish is humor
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