|Origin:||Latin humilis 'low, humble', from humus 'earth'|
not considering yourself or your ideas to be as important as other people's [≠ proud; ↪ humility]:
a modest and humble man
having a low social class or position:
He started his career as a humble peanut farmer.
humble background/origins etc
Iacocca rose from humble beginnings to become boss of Ford.
used humorously to give your opinion about something
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used humorously to say you are sorry
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simple and ordinary, but useful or effective:
The humble potato may be the key to feeding the world's population.
to admit that you were wrong about something
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a formal way of ending a letter
someone's house or apartment - used humorously:
Welcome to our humble abode.