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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. [1913 Webster] Thy humble nest built on the ground. --Cowley. [1913 Webster] 2. Not pretentious or magnificent; unpretending; unassuming; modest; as, a humble cottage. Used to describe objects. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. --Jas. iv. 6. [1913 Webster] She should be humble who would please. --Prior. [1913 Webster] Without a humble imitation of the divine Author of our . . . religion we can never hope to be a happy nation. --Washington. [1913 Webster] Humble plant (Bot.), a species of sensitive plant, of the 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. [1913 Webster]