(Hu"mi*fuse) a. [L. humus ground + fusus, p. p. of fundere to spread.] (Bot.) Spread
over the surface of the ground; procumbent. Gray.
(Hu*mil"i*ant) a. [L. humilians, p. pr. of humiliare.] Humiliating; humbling. "Humiliant thoughts." [R.]
(Hu*mil"i*ate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humiliated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Humiliating.] [L. humiliatus,
p. p. of humiliare. See Humble.] To reduce to a lower position in one's own eyes, or in the eyes of
others; to humble; to mortify.
We stand humiliated rather than encouraged.M. Arnold.
(Hu*mil`i*a"tion) n. [L. humiliatio: cf. F. humiliation.]
1. The act of humiliating or humbling; abasement of pride; mortification. Bp. Hopkins.
2. The state of being humiliated, humbled, or reduced to lowliness or submission.
The former was a humiliation of Deity; the latter a humiliation of manhood.Hooker.
(Hu*mil"i*ty) n.; pl. Humilities [OE. humilite, OF. humilité, humelité, F. humilité, fr. L. humiliatis.
1. The state or quality of being humble; freedom from pride and arrogance; lowliness of mind; a modest
estimate of one's own worth; a sense of one's own unworthiness through imperfection and sinfulness; self-
Serving the Lord with all humility of mind.Acts xx. 19.
2. An act of submission or courtesy.
With these humilities they satisfied the young king.Sir J. Davies.
Syn. Lowliness; humbleness; meekness; modesty; diffidence. Humility, Modesty, Diffidence. Diffidence
is a distrust of our powers, combined with a fear lest our failure should be censured, since a dread of
failure unconnected with a dread of censure is not usually called diffidence. It may be carried too far,
and is not always, like modesty and humility, a virtue. Modesty, without supposing self-distrust, implies
an unwillingness to put ourselves forward, and an absence of all over-confidence in our own powers.
Humility consists in rating our claims low, in being willing to waive our rights, and take a lower place
than might be our due. It does not require of us to underrate ourselves.
(Hu"min) n. [L. humus the earth, ground.] (Chem.) A bitter, brownish yellow, amorphous substance,
extracted from vegetable mold, and also produced by the action of acids on certain sugars and carbohydrates;
called also humic acid, ulmin, gein, ulmic or geic acid, etc.
(||Hu*mi"ri) n. [From native name.] (Bot.) A fragrant balsam obtained from Brazilian trees of the
(Hum"ite) n. [Named after Sir A. Hume.] (Min.) A mineral of a transparent vitreous brown
color, found in the ejected masses of Vesuvius. It is a silicate of iron and magnesia, containing fluorine.
(Hum"mel) v. t. [Cf. Hamble.] To separate from the awns; said of barley. [Scot.]
(Hum"mel), a. Having no awns or no horns; as, hummelcorn; a hummel cow. [Scot.]
(Hum"mel*er) n. [Written also hummeller.] One who, or a machine which, hummels.