verb (used with object)
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Idioms for humor
Origin of humor
synonym study for humor
OTHER WORDS FROM humor
Words nearby humor
Example sentences from the Web for humor
This whole school from home thing is hard, I need some humor.
As a child, I’d often join her at the polls and observe how she and her rival ward leader from the opposing party would joust politically, with good humor and care for each other and the community personally.Departure from convention—mom, baseball, the postal worker, and patriotism|jakemeth|August 19, 2020|Fortune
There’s a lot of art and music, and a lot of humor subgenres that are kind of similar to Alt TikTok.A guide to the TikTokish apps that want to be the next TikTok|Abby Ohlheiser|August 6, 2020|MIT Technology Review
The Texas native with a wry sense of humor says she’s partial to mixing science and music.
A humor laden 140 characters or less tweet can lead to massive exposure on Twitter, an achievement that would take other forms of advertising, very large budgets to achieve.How to plan your social media strategy for any business|Sumeet Anand|June 24, 2020|Search Engine Watch
As ever, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show crew encouraged us to find some humor alongside the horror and the shame.Jon Stewart Laughs to Keep From Vomiting at the CIA Report|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Some cuts, a few slight character changes, an idea or two about putting some humor into the script.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Women also reported initiating sex more frequently with partners who had a sense of humor.Was 2014 the Year Science Discovered The Female Orgasm?|Samantha Allen|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There are moments of humor even, and friendship and love, and there are moments of religion, or lack of religion.‘Walking Dead’ Showrunner Scott Gimple Teases ‘Darker, Weirder’ Times Ahead|Melissa Leon|December 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he also kept his sense of humor, some of it self-deprecating.Despite Crack and Graft, D.C. Loved ‘Hizzoner’ Marion Barry|Lloyd Grove|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Indeed, I feel not a little out of humor from indisposition of body.
His sense of humor, always close to the surface, asserted itself.Lightnin'|Frank Bacon
He smiled with the air of one who is forced to humor a person of limited vision.The Illustrious Prince|E. Phillips Oppenheim
All readers will enjoy her wit and humor, which is backed up with much sound sense.The Patchwork Girl of Oz|L. Frank Baum
"No, I think it was a three-horned elephant," replied Jack, who was not then in the best of humor.The Rover Boys on a Hunt|Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
Medical definitions for humor
Scientific definitions for humor
Doctors in ancient times and in the Middle Ages thought the human body contained a mixture of four substances, called humors, that determined a person's health and character. The humors were fluids (humor means fluid in Latin), and they differed from each other in being either warm or cold and moist or dry. Each humor was also associated with one of the four elements, the basic substances that made up the universe in ancient schemes of thought. Blood was the warm, moist humor associated with the element fire, and phlegm was the cold, moist humor associated with water. Black bile was the cold, dry humor associated with the earth, and yellow bile was the warm, dry humor associated with the air. Illnesses were thought to be caused by an imbalance in the humors within the body, as were defects in personality, and some medical terminology in English still reflects these outmoded concepts. For example, too much black bile was thought to make a person gloomy, and nowadays symptoms of depression such as insomnia and lack of pleasure in enjoyable activities are described as melancholic symptoms, ultimately from the Greek word melancholia, excess of black bile, formed from melan-, black, and khole, bile. The old term for the cold, clammy humor, phlegm, lives on today as the word for abnormally large accumulations of mucus in the upper respiratory tract. Another early name of yellow bile in English, choler, is related to the name of the disease cholera, which in earlier times denoted stomach disorders thought to be due to an imbalance of yellow bile. Both words are ultimately from the Greek word chole, bile.
Cultural definitions for humor
notes for humor
Idioms and Phrases with humor
see out of sorts (humor).