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Noun: humor  hyoo-mur
Usage: US (elsewhere: humour)
  1. The quality of being funny
    "I fail to see the humor in it";
    - humour [Brit, Cdn]
  2. A message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
    - wit, humour [Brit, Cdn], witticism, wittiness, drollness
  3. The trait of appreciating (and being able to express) the humorous
    "she didn't appreciate my humor"; "you can't survive in the army without a sense of humor";
    - humour [Brit, Cdn], sense of humor [N. Amer], sense of humour [Brit, Cdn]
  4. A characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of feeling
    "he was in a bad humor";
    - temper, mood, humour [Brit, Cdn]
  5. (Middle Ages) one of the four fluids in the body whose balance was believed to determine your emotional and physical state
    "the humors are blood and phlegm and yellow and black bile";
    - humour [Brit, Cdn]
  6. The liquid parts of the body
    - liquid body substance, bodily fluid, body fluid, humour [Brit, Cdn]
Verb: humor  hyoo-mur
Usage: US (elsewhere: humour)
  1. Go along with someone's wishes to keep them content or avoid a disagreement
    "We humored him for a bit until it got boring";
    - humour [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: humors, humoring, humored

Type of: body substance, content, feeling, fun, gratify, indulge, message, pander, playfulness, quality, subject matter, substance

Encyclopedia: Humor