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
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
While federal legalization of cannabis may seem like an unexpected solution to many Americans, recent bipartisan momentum for legalization is pushing toward a vote to repeal this outdated prohibition in the lame duck session this month.Congress should legalize cannabis now—for the economy and for social justice|matthewheimer|December 3, 2020|Fortune
He is also the first Fed governor to be seated during a lame-duck session, though he was formally nominated earlier in the year.Senate confirms Christopher Waller to the Fed board as Judy Shelton’s path narrows|Rachel Siegel|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
I suppose there’s not much else for a lame duck to do at this point in the year, so maybe it’s a sharp move.Week 12 Taught Us That NFL Teams Really Do Need Quarterbacks|Sara Ziegler (email@example.com)|November 30, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
America is in the midst of a third surge of Covid-19 cases in a lame duck presidency where little is likely to improve.Staying safe this winter means a lot of time outside. Here’s how to stay warm.|Rebecca Jennings|November 30, 2020|Vox
It has been 540 days since Kevin Durant last stepped on the court during an NBA game, 540 days since the future Hall of Famer tried to save the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the 2019 Finals and came up lame with a torn Achilles’ tendon.Remember Kevin Durant? The best player in the East is back for the Brooklyn Nets|Ben Golliver|November 30, 2020|Washington Post
Gatto lamely maintained that Valle had just been checking the system.
"You have had a terrible experience and a narrow escape," said Alan lamely.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1907 to 1908|Lucy Maud Montgomery
"They would all have wanted to know where I—I mean I would have to—it would just have made a lot of talk," concluded he lamely.Steve and the Steam Engine|Sara Ware Bassett
Lamely I finished, "And he has probably rushed off, in an ecstasy of triumph, to acquaint professional colleagues."Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1930|Victor Rousseau
Jack explained, lamely, that he had gripped the smokestack and kicked the lantern with his feet.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton
Ed Higgins lamely explained that he had "put up a little for vinegar," but Anderson merely smiled.Anderson Crow, Detective|George Barr McCutcheon
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