verb (used without object)
Origin of lamb
Definition for lamb (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for lamb
The freezer is filled with meat, sides of beef and large pieces of lamb.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I must have had lamb and potatoes 180 times since I have been here.
Families were sitting picnic-style, meals of lamb and rice on large plates, scooped up with the flat bread nan.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple|Michael Luongo|August 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
His family ran a butcher shop in a part of town so tough that their specialty was broken leg of lamb.
As a boy in Alamo, a tiny Mormon ranching community in Lincoln County 90 miles north of Las Vegas, Lamb was one of 11 children.The Cowboy Sheriff of Las Vegas Rides Into ‘Mob Museum’|John L. Smith|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"Behaved like a lamb, although he insisted upon going through with his little humbug," I said.A Far Country, Complete|Winston Churchill
Lamb said this in a tone as if we should all be rather surprised to hear him say so.Boycotted|Talbot Baines Reed
How would she bear to see her lamb turned adrift upon the world?Diana Tempest, Volume III (of 3)|Mary Cholmondeley
The armorial design of the art, embossed above the portal, is a lamb bearing a cross.Chit-Chat; Nirvana; The Searchlight|Mathew Joseph Holt
Bangi, in Ilocos Norte, had a shrine in which was the image of a child with a lamb.Myths & Legends of our New Possessions & Protectorate|Charles M. Skinner
British Dictionary definitions for lamb (1 of 3)
- without resistance
Word Origin for lamb
British Dictionary definitions for lamb (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for lamb (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for lamb
Old English lamb "lamb," from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (cf. Old Norse, Old Frisian, Gothic lamb, Middle Dutch, Dutch lam, Middle High German lamp, German Lamm "lamb"). Common to the Germanic languages, but with no certain cognates outside them. Old English plural was lomberu. Applied to persons (especially young Church members, gentle souls, etc.) from late Old English. Also sometimes used ironically for cruel or rough characters (e.g. Kirke's Lambs in wars of 1684-86). Lamb's-wool (adj.) is from 1550s.
Idioms and Phrases with lamb
see hanged for a sheep (as a lamb); in two shakes (of a lamb's tail); like a lamb to the slaughter.