Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Hully adjective Having or containing hulls.
Hulver noun [ Middle English hulfere ; probably akin to English holly .] Holly, an evergreen shrub or tree.
Hum intransitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Hummed
; present participle & verbal noun Humming
.] [ Of imitative origin; confer German hummen
, Dutch hommelen
. √15.] 1. To make a low, prolonged sound, like that of a bee in flight; to drone; to murmur; to buzz; as, a top hums . P. Fletcher.
Still humming on, their drowsy course they keep. Pope. 2. To make a nasal sound, like that of the letter m prolonged, without opening the mouth, or articulating; to mumble in monotonous undertone; to drone.
The cloudy messenger turns me his back, Shak. 3.
And hums .
[ Confer Hum
.] To make an inarticulate sound, like h'm , through the nose in the process of speaking, from embarrassment or a affectation; to hem. 4. To express satisfaction by a humming noise.
Here the spectators hummed . Trial of the Regicides.
» Formerly the habit of audiences was to express gratification by humming and displeasure by hissing. 5. To have the sensation of a humming noise; as, my head hums , -- a pathological condition.
Hum transitive verb
1. To sing with shut mouth; to murmur without articulation; to mumble; as, to hum a tune. 2. To express satisfaction with by humming. 3. To flatter by approving; to cajole; to impose on; to humbug. [ Colloq. & Low]
Hum noun 1. A low monotonous noise, as of bees in flight, of a swiftly revolving top, of a wheel, or the like; a drone; a buzz.
The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums . Shak. 2. Any inarticulate and buzzing sound
; as: (a) The confused noise of a crowd or of machinery, etc., heard at a distance; as, the hum of industry.
But 'midst the crowd, the hum , the shock of men. Byron. (b) A buzz or murmur, as of approbation. Macaulay. 3. An imposition or hoax. 4.
[ Confer Hem
] An inarticulate nasal sound or murmur, like h'm , uttered by a speaker in pause from embarrassment, affectation, etc.
THese shrugs, these hums and ha's. Shak. 5.
[ Perh. so called because strongly intoxicating.] A kind of strong drink formerly used.
[ Obsolete] Beau. & Fl. Venous hum
. See under Venous .
[ Confer Hem
.] Ahem; hem; an inarticulate sound uttered in a pause of speech implying doubt and deliberation. Pope.
[ Latin humanus
; akin to homo
man: confer French humain
. See Homage
, and confer Humane
.] Belonging to man or mankind; having the qualities or attributes of a man; of or pertaining to man or to the race of man; as, a human voice; human shape; human nature; human sacrifices.
To err is human ; to forgive, divine. Pope.
Human noun A human being.
Sprung of humans that inhabit earth. Chapman.
We humans often find ourselves in strange position. Prof. Wilson.
Humanate adjective [ Late Latin humanatus .] Indued with humanity. [ Obsolete] Cranmer.
[ Latin humanus
: confer French humain
. See Human
.] 1. Pertaining to man; human.
[ Obsolete] Jer. Taylor. 2. Having the feelings and inclinations creditable to man; having a disposition to treat other human beings or animals with kindness; kind; benevolent.
Of an exceeding courteous and humane inclination. Sportswood. 3. Humanizing; exalting; tending to refine. Syn.
-- Kind; sympathizing; benevolent; mild; compassionate; gentle; tender; merciful. -- Hu*mane"ly
Humanics noun The study of human nature. [ R.] T. W. Collins.
Humanify transitive verb To make human; to invest with a human personality; to incarnate.
The humanifying of the divine Word. H. B. Wilson.
Humanism noun 1. Human nature or disposition; humanity.
[ She] looked almost like a being who had rejected with indifference the attitude of sex for the loftier quality of abstract humanism . T. Hardy. 2. The study of the humanities; polite learning.
Humanist noun [ Confer French humaniste .]
1. One of the scholars who in the field of literature proper represented the movement of the Renaissance, and early in the 16th century adopted the name Humanist as their distinctive title. Schaff- Herzog. 2. One who pursues the study of the humanities, or polite literature. 3. One versed in knowledge of human nature.
1. Of or pertaining to humanity; as, humanistic devotion. Caird. 2. Pertaining to polite literature. M. Arnold.
1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) Pertaining to humanitarians, or to humanitarianism; as, a humanitarian view of Christ's nature. 2. (Philos.) Content with right affections and actions toward man; ethical, as distinguished from religious; believing in the perfectibility of man's nature without supernatural aid. 3. Benevolent; philanthropic. [ Recent]
[ From Humanity
.] 1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) One who denies the divinity of Christ, and believes him to have been merely human. 2. (Philos.) One who limits the sphere of duties to human relations and affections, to the exclusion or disparagement of the religious or spiritual. 3. One who is actively concerned in promoting the welfare of his kind; a philanthropist.
1. (Theol. & Ch. Hist.) The distinctive tenet of the humanitarians in denying the divinity of Christ; also, the whole system of doctrine based upon this view of Christ. 2. (Philos.) The doctrine that man's obligations are limited to, and dependent alone upon, man and the human relations.
Humanitian noun A humanist. [ Obsolete] B. Jonson.
; plural Humanities
. [ Latin humanitas
: confer French humanité
. See Human
.] 1. The quality of being human; the peculiar nature of man, by which he is distinguished from other beings. 2. Mankind collectively; the human race.
But hearing oftentimes Wordsworth.
The still, and music humanity .
It is a debt we owe to humanity . S. S. Smith. 3. The quality of being humane; the kind feelings, dispositions, and sympathies of man; especially, a disposition to relieve persons or animals in distress, and to treat all creatures with kindness and tenderness.
"The common offices of humanity
and friendship." Locke. 4. Mental cultivation; liberal education; instruction in classical and polite literature.
Polished with humanity and the study of witty science. Holland. 5. plural
(With definite article) The branches of polite or elegant learning; as language, rhetoric, poetry, and the ancient classics; belles-letters.
» The cultivation of the languages, literature, history, and archæology of Greece and Rome, were very commonly called literæ humaniores
, or, in English, the humanities
, . . . by way of opposition to the literæ divinæ
, or divinity. G. P. Marsh.
Humanization noun The act of humanizing. M. Arnold.
Humanize transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Humanized
; present participle & verbal noun Humanizing
.] [ Confer French humaniser
.] 1. To render human or humane; to soften; to make gentle by overcoming cruel dispositions and rude habits; to refine or civilize.
Was it the business of magic to humanize our natures with compassion? Addison. 2. To give a human character or expression to.
divinities." Caird. 3. (Medicine) To convert into something human or belonging to man; as, to humanize vaccine lymph.
Humanize intransitive verb To become or be made more humane; to become civilized; to be ameliorated.
By the original law of nations, war and extirpation were the punishment of injury. Humanizing by degrees, it admitted slavery instead of death; a further step was the exchange of prisoners instead of slavery. Franklin.
Humanizer noun One who renders humane.
Humankind noun Mankind. Pope.
1. In a human manner; after the manner of men; according to the knowledge or wisdom of men; as, the present prospects, humanly speaking, promise a happy issue. Sir W. Raleigh. 2. Kindly; humanely. [ Obsolete] Pope.
Humanness noun The quality or state of being human.
Humate noun [ Latin humus the earth, ground.] (Chemistry) A salt of humic acid.
[ Latin humatio
, from humare
to cover with earth, to inter, from humus
the earth, ground. See Homage
.] Interment; inhumation.
Humbird noun Humming bird.
[ Compar. Humbler
; superl. Humblest
.] [ French, from Latin humilis
on the ground, low, from humus
the earth, ground. See Homage
, and confer Chameleon
.] 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. Cowley. 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. Prior.
Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. Washington. Humble plant (Botany)
, 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.
Humble adjective Hornless. See Hummel .
Humble transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Humbled
; present participle & verbal noun 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 Shak.
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.
[ Middle English humbilbee
; confer Dutch hommel
, German hummel
, Old High German humbal
, Danish humle
, Swedish humla
; perhaps akin to hum
. √15. Confer Bumblebee
.] (Zoology) The bumblebee. Shak.
Humblehead noun [ Humble + -head .] Humble condition or estate; humility. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Humbleness noun The quality of being humble; humility; meekness.
Humbler noun One who, or that which, humbles some one.
Humbles noun plural
[ See Nombles
.] Entrails of a deer.
[ Written also umbles
Humblesse noun [ Old French ] Humbleness; abasement; low obeisance. [ Obsolete] Chaucer. Spenser.
Humbly adverb With humility; lowly. Pope.
Humbug noun [ Prob. from 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. 2. A spirit of deception; cajolery; trickishness. 3. One who deceives or misleads; a deceitful or trickish fellow; an impostor. Sir J. Stephen.
Humbug transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Humbugged
; present participle & verbal noun Humbugging
.] To deceive; to impose; to cajole; to hoax.
Humbugger noun One who humbugs.
Humbuggery noun The practice of imposition.
Humdrum adjective Monotonous; dull; commonplace. "A humdrum crone." Bryant.
Humdrum noun 1. A dull fellow; a bore. B. Jonson. 2. Monotonous and tedious routine.
Dissatisfied with humdrum . The Nation. 3. A low cart with three wheels, drawn by one horse.
Humect, Humectate transitive verb [ Latin humectare , humectatum , from humectus moist, from humere to be moist: confer French humecter .] To moisten; to wet. [ Obsolete] Howell.
Humectant adjective [ Latin humectans , present participle] Diluent. -- noun A diluent drink or medicine. [ Obsolete]