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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

Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Langston Hughes

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else. - Will Rogers
Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
Will Rogers

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

I realize that humor isn't for everyone. It's only for people who want to have fun, enjoy life, and feel alive.
Anne Wilson Schaef
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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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