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 for humble
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humble \Hum"ble\ (h[u^]m"b'l; 277), a. [Compar. Humbler
     (h[u^]m"bl[~e]r); superl. Humblest (h[u^]m"bl[e^]st).] [F.,
     fr. L. humilis on the ground, low, fr. humus the earth,
     ground. See Homage, and cf. Chameleon, Humiliate.]
     1. Near the ground; not high or lofty.
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              Thy humble nest built on the ground.  --Cowley.
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     2. Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming;
        modest; as, a humble cottage. Used to describe objects.
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     3. 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; weak; modest. Used to describe people.
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              God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the
              humble.                               --Jas. iv. 6.
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              She should be humble who would please. --Prior.
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              Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of
              our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy
              nation.                               --Washington.
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     Humble plant (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the
        Mimosa+({Mimosa+sensitiva">genus Mimosa ({Mimosa sensitiva).
     To eat humble pie, to endure mortification; to submit or
        apologize abjectly; to yield passively to insult or
        humiliation; -- 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.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humble \Hum"ble\, a.
     Hornless. See Hummel. [Scot.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Humble \Hum"ble\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Humbled; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To bring low; to reduce the power, independence, or
        exaltation of; to lower; to abase; to humilate.
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              Here, take this purse, thou whom the heaven's
              Have humbled to all strokes.          --Shak.
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              The genius which humbled six marshals of France.
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     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.
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              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;
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: low or inferior in station or quality; "a humble
             cottage"; "a lowly parish priest"; "a modest man of the
             people"; "small beginnings" [syn: humble, low,
             lowly, modest, small]
      2: marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a
         humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he
         achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"-
         B.K.Malinowski [ant: proud]
      3: used of unskilled work (especially domestic work) [syn:
         humble, menial, lowly]
      4: of low birth or station (`base' is archaic in this sense);
         "baseborn wretches with dirty faces"; "of humble (or lowly)
         birth" [syn: base, baseborn, humble, lowly]
      v 1: cause to be unpretentious; "This experience will humble
      2: cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of; "He humiliated his
         colleague by criticising him in front of the boss" [syn:
         humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  203 Moby Thesaurus words for "humble":
     abase, abash, abject, accommodating, acquiescent, adapting,
     adaptive, adjusting, altruistic, amenable, apologetic, base,
     baseborn, beat down, below the salt, bend, break, break down,
     bring down, bring low, bring to terms, broken, bump, bust,
     cast down, chagrin, chasten, chastened, cockney, committed, common,
     commonplace, compliant, conquer, consecrated, contrite, crush,
     debase, dedicated, deferential, deflate, degrade, demean,
     demeaning, demote, deplume, devoted, disadvantaged, discomfit,
     disgrace, disgrade, disinterested, displume, domesticated,
     dovelike, downgrade, embarrass, fell, flatten, gentle, homely,
     housebroken, humble-looking, humble-visaged, humbled, humblest,
     humiliate, ignoble, in the shade, inferior, infra dig, inglorious,
     innocuous, insignificant, junior, lamblike, least, less, lesser,
     let down, lose face, low, lowborn, lowbred, lower, lowest,
     lowliest, lowly, master, mean, meek, melted, mild, minor, modest,
     mortify, nonclerical, obedient, obscure, obsequious, ordinary,
     overmaster, override, overwhelm, pacific, passive, peaceable,
     penitent, penitential, penitentiary, plain, plebeian, poor,
     prostrate, pull down, put down, put out, put to shame, quell,
     quiet, reconciled, reduce, repentant, reserved, resigned,
     respectful, ride down, rude, sacrificing, second rank,
     second string, secondary, self-abasing, self-abnegating,
     self-abnegatory, self-denying, self-devoted, self-effacing,
     self-forgetful, self-immolating, self-neglectful, self-neglecting,
     self-renouncing, self-sacrificing, self-unconscious, selfless,
     servile, shabby-genteel, shame, sheepish, simple, sink, small,
     smash, softened, strip of rank, sub, subaltern, subdue, subdued,
     subject, subjugate, submissive, subordinate, subservient, suppress,
     tame, tamed, teachable, third rank, third string, third-estate,
     touched, trample down, trample underfoot, tread underfoot,
     tyrannize, unacquisitive, unambitious, unaspiring, unassuming,
     unboastful, uncomplaining, underprivileged, undistinguished,
     ungenteel, unimportant, unimposing, unman, unobtrusive,
     unostentatious, unpossessive, unprepossessing, unpresuming,
     unpresumptuous, unpretending, unpretentious, unresisting,
     unselfish, unsparing of self, unwashed, vanquish, vulgar

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Humble, TX -- U.S. city in Texas
     Population (2000):    14579
     Housing Units (2000): 5908
     Land area (2000):     9.867487 sq. miles (25.556674 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.013151 sq. miles (0.034062 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    9.880638 sq. miles (25.590736 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            35348
     Located within:       Texas (TX), FIPS 48
     Location:             29.994920 N, 95.264873 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     77338 77339 77345 77346 77396
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
      Humble, TX

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