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
How to use lame in a sentence
In the pilot, Brooks proves himself to be the lamest cop of all time by agreeing to lead the headless horseman to his head.‘Sleepy Hollow’ Is TV’s Craziest, Most Over-the-Top New Show ... And You Should Watch It|Amy Zimmerman|October 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And this fifth Twilight film is by far the lamest in the franchise.Why ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 2’ Jumps the Shark|Ramin Setoodeh|November 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The person with authority on that stage was Romney—offered it by one of the lamest moderators ever, and seized with relish.
Then there is the movie that features the single lamest performance of the year—with Adam Sandler in drag.
Richardson is now the lamest of lame ducks; his in-state approval ratings have plummeted to his all-time low of 41 percent.
I have stumbled through these works with the lamest knowledge of Greek, and with no one to help me.Is Polite Society Polite?|Julia Ward Howe
Jean Lanni could see that his girl friend, Judy Stokes, thought it was the lamest excuse she had ever heard.Droozle|Frank Banta
Sir John Davies is light of touch and a light of poetic glory lies on the lamest "opinion."
I sank back on the seat I had left, and said to myself that this was the lamest of all conclusions.Under the Red Robe|Stanley Weyman
Unfortunately, this Graybridge slander is one of the very lamest of canards.The Doctor's Wife|M. E. Braddon
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