An utterance of various meanings,often of encouragement: Piece of cake, can of corn, hum babe
[1980s+ Baseball; perhaps fr exhortations to the pitcher to throw a devastating hummer]
[huhm-ber] /ˈhʌm bər/ noun 1. an estuary of the Ouse and Trent rivers in E England. 37 miles (60 km) long. /ˈhʌmbə/ noun 1. an estuary in NE England, into which flow the Rivers Ouse and Trent: flows east into the North Sea; navigable for large ocean-going ships as far as Hull; crossed by the […]
[huhm-ber-sahyd] /ˈhʌm bərˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a county in NE England. 1356 sq. mi. (3525 sq. km). /ˈhʌmbəˌsaɪd/ noun 1. a former county of N England around the Humber estuary, formed in 1974 from parts of the East and West Ridings of Yorkshire and N Lincolnshire: replaced in 1996 by the unitary authorities of East Riding […]
- Humbert I
[huhm-bert] /ˈhʌm bərt/ noun 1. (Umberto I) 1844–1900, king of Italy 1878–1900.
[huhm-buh l, uhm-] /ˈhʌm bəl, ˈʌm-/ adjective, humbler, humblest. 1. not proud or arrogant; modest: to be humble although successful. 2. having a feeling of insignificance, inferiority, subservience, etc.: In the presence of so many world-famous writers I felt very humble. 3. low in rank, importance, status, quality, etc.; lowly: of humble origin; a humble […]