(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 plaguesShak.
Have humbled to all strokes.
The genius which humbled six marshals of France.Macaulay.
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.
(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.