Humble plant(Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the genus Mimosa (M. sensitiva).To eat humble pie, to endure mortification; to submit or apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or humilitation; — a phrase derived from a pie made of the entrails or humbles of a deer, which was formerly served to servants and retainers at a hunting feast. See Humbles. Halliwell. Thackeray.

(Hum"ble) a. Hornless. See Hummel. [Scot.]

(Hum"ble) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Humbling ]

1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.

Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's plagues
Have humbled to all strokes.

The genius which humbled six marshals of France.

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.

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you.
1 Pet. v. 6.

Syn. — To abase; lower; depress; humiliate; mortify; disgrace; degrade.

(Hum"ble*bee`) n. [OE. humbilbee, hombulbe; cf. D. hommel, G. hummel, OHG. humbal, Dan. humle, Sw. humla; perh. akin to hum. &radic15. Cf. Bumblebee.] (Zoöl.) The bumblebee. Shak.

(Hum"ble*head`) n. [Humble + -head.] Humble condition or estate; humility. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Hum"ble*ness), n. The quality of being humble; humility; meekness.

(Hum"bler) n. One who, or that which, humbles some one.

(Hum"bles) n. pl. [See Nombles.] Entrails of a deer. [Written also umbles.] Johnson.

(Hum"blesse) n. [OF.] Humbleness; abasement; low obeisance. [Obs.] Chaucer. Spenser.

(Hum"bly), adv. With humility; lowly. Pope.

(Hum"bug`) n. [Prob. fr. hum to impose on, deceive + bug a frightful object.]

1. An imposition under fair pretenses; something contrived in order to deceive and mislead; a trick by cajolery; a hoax.

1. Near the ground; not high or lofty; not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; as, a humble cottage.

THy humble nest built on the ground.

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.

God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Jas. iv. 6.

She should be humble who would please.

Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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