HUM'BLE, a. [L. humilis.]1. Low; opposed to high or lofty. Thy humble nest built on the ground.2. Low; opposed to lofty or great; mean; not magnificent; as a humble cottage. A humble roof, and an obscure retreat.
3. Lowly; modest; meek; submissive; opposed to proud,haughty, arrogant or assuming. In an evangelical sense, having a low opinion of one's self, and a deep sense of unworthiness in the sight of God. God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. James 4. Without a humble imitation of the divine author of our blessed religion, we can never hope to be a happy nation.
HUM'BLE, v.t. To abase; to reduce to a low state. This victory humbled the pride of Rome. The power of Rome was humbled, but not subdued.1. To crush; to break; to subdue. The battle of Waterloo humbled the power of Buonaparte.2. To mortify.3. To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride of; to reduce arrogance and self-dependence; to give a low opinion of one's moral worth; to make meek and submissive to the divine will; the evangelical sense. Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet.5. Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart. 2 Chron. 32.4. To make to condescend. He humbles himself to speak to them.5. To bring down; to lower; to reduce. The highest mountains may be humbled into valleys.6. To deprive of chastity. Deut. 21.
To humble one's self, to repent; to afflict one's self for sin; to make contrite.
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