adjective, lam·er, lam·est.
verb (used with object), lamed, lam·ing.
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Origin of lame1
usage note for lame
OTHER WORDS FROM lamelamely, adverblameness, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lamelame , lamé.
Words nearby lame
Definition for lame (2 of 3)
noun, plural lames [leym; French lam]. /leɪm; French lam/. Armor.
Origin of lame2
Definition for lame (3 of 3)
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH lamélame, lamé .
Example sentences from the Web for lame
One of the most persistent myths in American politics is the media-fueled concept of the lame duck.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Also, he gave a lame excuse: ‘I couldn't find a pic that expresses both sides.’Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire Posts Pro-Palestine Photo, Allegedly Cyberbullies Israeli-Born MTV VJ|Robert Silverman|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Most of the activities were either dominated by a handful of true athletes, or they were just lame.The Financial Case for Dodgeball: Why America Needs Gym Class|Mark McKinnon|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Your criticism of me as a hypocrite is lame, weak and not really thought out.Spike Lee Blasts The New York Times’ Story on Brooklyn Gentrification in Fiery Op-Ed|Marlow Stern|March 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He's a lame duck who looks very vulnerable and won't even be able to exact much retribution if he manages to win.
Hephaistos, the god of fire, is figured with a hammer and in the form of a lame and ugly blacksmith.History Of Ancient Civilization|Charles Seignobos
And she could neither walk nor fly, she was so lame and stiff, or else it was that her wings were cut—he was not sure which.Four Winds Farm|Mrs. Molesworth
Thus to a lame person, you might say that you yourself are fatigued with walking, that your own legs are not firm, &c.
But these are placed upon the table down below, where hoi polloi and the lame, blind, and halt sit down and eat.The Great White Tribe in Filipinia|Paul T. Gilbert
From this date he also showed very peculiar action behind, and was at times lame of both hind-limbs without any apparent cause.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
British Dictionary definitions for lame (1 of 3)
Derived forms of lamelamely, adverblameness, noun
Word Origin for lame
British Dictionary definitions for lame (2 of 3)
Word Origin for lame
British Dictionary definitions for lame (3 of 3)
- a fabric of silk, cotton, or wool interwoven with threads of metal
- (as modifier)a gold lamé gown