Found 2 items, similar to humour.
English → English
v : put into a good mood [syn: humor
n 1: a characteristic (habitual or relatively temporary) state of
feeling; “whether he praised or cursed me depended on
his temper at the time”
; “he was in a bad humor”
2: a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has
the power to evoke laughter [syn: wit
3: (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”
4: the liquid parts of the body [syn: liquid body substance
, body fluid
5: the quality of being funny; “I fail to see the humor in it”
6: 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”
sense of humor
, sense of humour
English → English
, n. [OE. humour, OF. humor, umor, F. humeur, L.
humor, umor, moisture, fluid, fr. humere, umere, to be moist.
.] [Written also humour
1. Moisture, especially, the moisture or fluid of animal
bodies, as the chyle, lymph, etc.; as, the humors of the
Note: The ancient physicians believed that there were four
humors (the blood, phlegm, yellow bile or choler, and
black bile or melancholy), on the relative proportion
of which the temperament and health depended.
2. (Med.) A vitiated or morbid animal fluid, such as often
causes an eruption on the skin. “A body full of humors.”
--Sir W. Temple.
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.
Examine how your humor is inclined,
And which the ruling passion of your mind.
A prince of a pleasant humor. --Bacon.
I like not the humor of lying. --Shak.
4. pl. Changing and uncertain states of mind; caprices;
freaks; vagaries; whims.
Is my friend all perfection, all virtue and
discretion? Has he not humors to be endured?
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.
For thy sake I admit
That a Scot may have humor, I'd almost said wit.
A great deal of excellent humor was expended on the
perplexities of mine host. --W. Irving.
, Crystalline humor
or Crystalline lens
. (Anat.) See Eye
Out of humor
, dissatisfied; displeased; in an unpleasant
frame of mind.
Syn: Wit; satire; pleasantry; temper; disposition; mood;
frame; whim; fancy; caprice. See Wit
same as humor
. [Chiefly Brit.]