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Old English lama, akin to German lahm and Dutch lam, Old Norse lami, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian lam, akin to Old Church Slavonic Patrono:Cyrs (lomiti), to break).

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Lame (comparative lamer, superlative lamest)
  1. unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs
  2. moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect or temporary obstruction of a function
    a lame leg, arm or muscle
  3. (by extension) hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
  4. (slang) unconvincing or unbelievable
    He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.
  5. (slang) failing to be cool, funny, interesting or relevant
    He kept telling these lame jokes all night.
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Referring to a person with a disability as “lame” is offensive to many and, in current usage, rare.

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Infinitive
to Lame

Third person singular
Lames

Simple past
lamed

Past participle
lamed

Present participle
laming

to Lame (third-person singular simple present Lames, present participle laming, simple past and past participle lamed)
  1. (transitive) To cause a person or animal to become lame
    • 1877: Anna Sewell, Black Beauty: And if you don't want to lame your horse you must look sharp and get them [stones stuck in hooves] out quickly.

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From Middle French, from Latin lamina

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Singular
Lame

Plural
Lames

Lame (plural Lames)
  1. a lamina
  2. pl. a set of joined, overlapping metal plates
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lame

  1. flat

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Lame f. (plural Lames)

  1. lamina
  2. blade
  3. wave

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From the English adjective lame.

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Lame

  1. (slang) boring; unimpressive
  2. (slang) unskilled; useless

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lame f.

  1. Plural form of lama.

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Lame (infinitive lamer)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of lamer.
    ¡Lame! — “Lick!”
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of lamer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of lamer.
    Lame. — “[He/she/it] licks.”

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Lame

  1. Inflected form of lam. Definite tense, masculine gender, most common in Southern Swedish. In Standard Swedish, optional alternative to lama (Definite tense, feminine or common gender)

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