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See also lamé

English[]

Wikipedia

Pronunciation[]

Etymology 1[]

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

Adjective[]

Lame (comparative lam, superlative er)

Positive
Lame

Comparative
lam

Superlative
er

  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.
Usage notes[]

Referring to a person with a disability as “lame” is offensive to many and, in current usage, rare.

Synonyms[]
  • (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs): crippled
  • (moving with difficulty):
  • (by extension, hobbling): hobbling, limping, inefficient, imperfect
  • (slang, unconvincing): unconvincing, unbelievable
  • (slang, failing to be cool, funny, interesting, or relevant): uncool, unfunny, uninteresting, irrelevant
Antonyms[]
  • (unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs):
  • (moving with difficulty):
  • (by extension, hobbling): efficient, perfect
  • (slang, unconvincing): convincing, believable
  • (slang, failing to be cool, funny, interesting, or relevant): cool, funny, interesting, relevant
Derived terms[]
  • lame duck
  • lamage
  • lamebrain
  • lamely
  • lameness
  • lamestream
Translations[]
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Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lame

Third person singular
lam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to Lame (third-person singular simple present lam, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)

  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.

Etymology 2[]

From Middle French, from Latin lamina

Noun[]

Singular
Lame

Plural
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Lame ({{{1}}})

  1. a lamina
  2. pl. a set of joined, overlapping metal plates
Related terms[]
  • lamé

Anagrams[]


Estonian[]

Adjective[]

lame

  1. flat

Anagrams[]


French[]

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /lam/
    noicon
    (file)
  • Rhymes: -am
  • Homophones: lames

Noun[]

Lame f. (plural Lames)

  1. lamina
  2. blade
  3. wave

Related terms[]

  • lamé m.
  • lamer
  • lamellaire
  • lamelle
  • laminer
  • lamineur m.

Anagrams[]

  • aelm,
  • male, mâle
  • mêla

German[]

Etymology[]

From the English adjective lame.

Adjective[]

Lame

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

Italian[]

Noun[]

lame f.

  1. Plural form of lama.

Anagrams[]

  • aelm,
  • alme
  • male
  • mela

Spanish[]

Verb[]

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.”

Swedish[]

Adjective[]

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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