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
Just lame, fake-seeming "Thank you soooo much" nonsense, and an Amazon gift card.Carolyn Hax: Walk away from a fat-shamer. It’s the best kind of exercise.|Carolyn Hax|February 18, 2021|Washington Post
In recent weeks, the lame-duck president has issued a rapid flurry of pardons to allies, friends and fellow Republicans, including full pardons to some who pleaded guilty to lying to federal law enforcement during the Russia investigation.
The analysis does not consider reelections or transitions between leaders within the same party, because the risk of anti-democratic actions or abuses of lame-duck power in those scenarios is relatively low.Mob violence at the Capitol underscores risks of lengthy presidential transitions|Christopher Ingraham|January 7, 2021|Washington Post
While not a huge shift, this is the opposite of what typically happens in the lame-duck period.
Facebook apps make lame promises like this in exchange for access to the scads of personal information that Facebook already collects about you.
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
Almost every two-term president gets a pasting in the midterms, but Obama now faces lame-duck issues on an historic scale.
In the short term, any hopes for an active lame-duck session will rest on the results of the election, King said.Steve King: GOP Congress Should Keep Repealing Obamacare|Ben Jacobs|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What he had created was a quick Web tool, but QuickWeb sounded lame, as if conjured up by a committee at Microsoft.
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
My head feels quite lame from so much practicing, the consequence, I suppose, of so much listening.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Next morning the hero of Wagram, lame from the effect of a kick from his horse, was summoned before the Emperor.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
His donkey had gone lame, he abandoned it to the boys behind, he climbed in to drive with Lettice.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
As she turned the corner, a lame child in a calico dress and torn hood staggered past her bent with the weight of a heavy basket.Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater
Some one must have noticed that they were more apt to be lame after sitting on the cold ground while they were warm.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
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