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humour

[hyoo-mer] /ˈhyu mər/
noun, verb (used with object), Chiefly British
1.
Usage note
See -or1.
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humour

/ˈhjuːmə/
noun
1.
the quality of being funny
2.
Also called sense of humour. the ability to appreciate or express that which is humorous
3.
situations, speech, or writings that are thought to be humorous
4.
  1. a state of mind; temper; mood
  2. (in combination): ill humour, good humour
5.
temperament or disposition
6.
a caprice or whim
7.
any of various fluids in the body, esp the aqueous humour and vitreous humour
8.
(archaic) Also called cardinal humour. any of the four bodily fluids (blood, phlegm, choler or yellow bile, melancholy or black bile) formerly thought to determine emotional and physical disposition
9.
out of humour, in a bad mood
verb (transitive)
10.
to attempt to gratify; indulge: he humoured the boy's whims
11.
to adapt oneself to: to humour someone's fantasies
Derived Forms
humourful, (US) humorful, adjective
humourless, (US) humorless, adjective
humourlessness, (US) humorlessness, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Latin humor liquid; related to Latin ūmēre to be wet, Old Norse vökr moist, Greek hugros wet
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Word Origin and History for humour

chiefly British English spelling of humor; see -or. Related: Humourous; humourist.

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humour in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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